Artsy stuff

I felt like posting some of my ceramics here. 🙂 I often give pieces away and it is nice to keep a record of what I have made. Most of these are pieces I have kept, but I will be painting some as gifts in the future and hope to post their pictures here as I complete them. I’ll be posting other artsy things here too…maybe.

First one up is my fish bowl. I gave this one away some time ago. I was half-way through completing another one when it disappeared at the studio. 😦

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This is my first attempt at ceramic painting. I chose something easy and safe. 🙂 It is hanging on my kitchen wall.

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Another early attempt:

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This one hangs in my bedroom. It is not one of my favorites but the color is right for my bedroom. The boy put his mouse on it when I took the picture. 😀

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This one was an experiment in using dish soap to make bubbles in the paint as well as a wax resist. If you look closely you might see the bubble texture. This is in my room too.

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The next plate was probably the fastest one I ever made. I used a stamp I bought in South Africa. This plate is above the fireplace.

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The calla lily plate is broken, but I can’t bring myself to part with it.

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This was my latest attempt.

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A friend likes it so much that she requested a bowl for her birthday. This is what an unfinished, unglazed bowl looks like. I still need to add the seeds to this one, and do the finishing touches. The colors really change after firing.

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The next picture isn’t of my ceramics. It is the bouquet I made for a friend’s wedding recently. I am uploading it so my mom can see it.

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My sister just emailed me this picture last night. (Thanks Hanlie!) I had forgotten about this piece. 🙂 This one has a similar concept to the fish bowl, but I wanted to use earth tones, hence the bird theme.

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From another angle:

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I took these pictures at my in-laws’, so I could add them to my blog:

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The bee bowl was a christmas present to SIL:

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A detail:

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My friend Dana brought this to my house recently so I could post them here too. (Thanks, Dana!)

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The vase was made using a different brand of paint (compare the colors of the bowl above). I was dissappointed with the colors on this one (and others) and so I make a point not to go to studios that use this particular brand anymore:

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This one was just a little cheapie but it has a verse on the bottom that describes my friend Dana very well (Ps 45:10):

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14 responses to “Artsy stuff

  1. Very nice work. All of it is simply beautiful. I’d pay a lot to have one of your pieces. The lily one is really something else.

  2. I love your work.

    I can’t wait until i take my art classes and can post pictures of my work…….

    I think that is so cool….

  3. You are very artsy indeed!! I really like the one with the mouse on it… very pretty!!

  4. Wow very talented! I am glad you mentioned that the mouse was intentional 😆

  5. now that is amazing. did you take classes to learn how to do that kind of work. God is so good to give us gifts like this to bless the Family and anyone else who sees it. Thanks for sharing your gift.

    greg

  6. Ooo, lovely. I like the bees. 😀 I am sorry I missed this page before. You are very talented. 🙂

  7. You are very gifted, Sumi. I’m sorry I haven’t noticed this page before. I’d love to have one of your pieces in my home!

  8. I just now saw this page too – where have I been? I LOVE the bee piece – (and mine too of course). I had to get up and go read the verse on the bottom (I had forgotten what it said) – thank you!!!

  9. You are really talented. Beautiful work! I think your most precious art work by far is Miss Jenna.

  10. donnamichelle

    WOW!

    And I thought I was special because I could color inside the lines. LOL

    These are wonderful…

    I see some girls just get all the talent… sigh.

    I think I’d LOVE your bedroom- my favorite colors!

  11. Sumi,
    What beautiful pottery!! You are so talented. I’ve really enjoyed my time on your site. Your daughter Jenna ~~ beautiful. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    Blessings to you sweet one,
    Dawn

  12. SUMI, YOUR ARTWORK IS BEAUTIFUL. I SO ADMIRE YOUR TALENT. MOST ESPECIALLY THE CALLA LILLY PLATE. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS SO I MAY SEND A CARD TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SWEET JENNA’S BIRTHDAY. GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY

  13. good stuff! have you heard of etsy.com?

  14. yourfavoritesrudent

    I love your art work! Why dont youever bring it into class?

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