DECORATIVE OWLS

THE FIRST SERIES OF OWL FIXTURES MADE WITH A COMBINATION OF THREE TYPES OF CLAY.  COATED WITH MY OWN MIX OF AUTUMN COLORS.  THEY ARE SEALED WITH A MATTE FIXATIVE.

THESE SMALL "TRIBAL-LIKE" OWLS ARE SURE TO MAKE YOU GO "AWE."  THEY ARE ROUGHLY 4 TO 5 INCHES IN HEIGHT AND IN DIAMETER. CAN'T WAIT TO RESERVE A  LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO MAKE THESE IN SEVERAL COLORS.

AWE.


ECCENTRIC OWLS

BOY WITH BEAR

BLUE OWLS

SMALL ACCENT OWLS

FOR THESE DECORATIVE OWLS, I USED AN AIR DRY CLAY FOR BULK AND WEIGHT.  THEN, I CREATED IT'S FORM WITH THE USE OF PREMIER MODELING CLAY.  FINALLY,  I ADDED PREMIUM 'DAS' CLAY TO CREATE SHARP EDGES FOR THE WINGS.

FIGURATIVE PIECES ARE ALWAYS A FAVORITE AMONG CERAMIC CONNOISSEURS.  THIS BOY WITH BEAR COMBINATION IS IN ITS INITIAL FORM.  I WAS INTERESTED IN WHETHER I COULD SEAMLESSLY ADHERE TWO DIFFERENT PIECES TOGETHER WITH WIRE (STEP 8).  VERY EXCITED TO SEE IT AS IT DEVELOPS.

THESE OWLS WOULD MAKE A FINE ACCENT PIECE TO ANY BOOKSHELF OR END TABLE.  IT'S NOT VERY VISIBLE IN THE PHOTO BUT THERE IS A HINT OF GOLD WAX USED TO ADD A MILD 'SHIMMERING' EFFECT TO ITS SURFACE.  THE WAX IS TYPICALLY USED FOR NON-FIRED PIECES FOR THOSE THAT PREFER THE GLAZED (FIRED) LOOK.

NOT REALLY INTO THE CUTE AND CUDDLY FIXTURES?  I TOTALLY GET IT.  THE ECCENTRIC OWLS COLLECTION WILL BE FOR THOSE THAT PREFER PIECES THAT ARE UNIQUE (AND PECULIAR) TO THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL TASTE. AND BY TASTE I MEAN MENTAL STATE.