I decided to try a more rounded shape - maybe influenced by my own more rounded post-Christmas shape - who knows.......
|Bisque fired on top, finished below|
|Tiny ceramic houses - bisque on top, finished below.|
Then, instead of making the usual buttons and beads with the left over clay scraps at the end of a making session, I found myself making these tiny things instead. They're about two inches by one inch in size and, again, I am pleased with the results. A whole village is in the making!
|Top - awaiting glaze firing. Bottom - finished items.|
|Happy Valentine's Day!|
It feels good to go off in a few new directions now and then as a way of re-igniting the enthusiasm. I even lost sleep the other night thinking about new ideas, and that hasn't happened for a while. So, slump over! How about you - does your creativity dip now and again? What's your remedy?
p.s. I used the 'down-time' to set up an Etsy Shop and get completely addicted to Instagram, which I never would have predicted!
On Etsy look for 'Catherine Daniel Pots'
And my Instagram is 'Catherine Daniel Ceramics'