Thursday, December 3, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Have a great day and stop by soon! I've got a great load of greenware I'm getting ready to fire for lots of new pendants and donuts.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
You still have a chance to win, just leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.
All previous commenters will be entered in the second drawing as well.
Thanks and good luck. Remember to visit http://www.shaterra.esty.com/ to get 20% off anything but close outs until midnight tonight.
This is what they look like after the bisque firing.
Here are two pendants in the making. After rolling the clay and cutting into shapes, I add the stringing holes that are necessary to use the pieces as jewelry. I have a little tool for this purpose.
I do alot of 3D designs, and what you see here are the scoring marks. The pieces being joined must be roughed up, and liquid clay, or slip, applied before joining. This is because clay shrinks when it dries, and the pieces would separate without the roughing and the "glue".
Here is a picture of some of my stash of glazes. I must have some of everything, mustn't I?
Here is a picture of pendants in various stages of dryness, and the wallboard. Dried, unfired clay is called greenware, and it is VERY fragile.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Go to http://www.tototallytutorials.blogspot.com/. Sign up to design a piece of jewelry using my ceramic beads and pendants.
You may pick your pendant, or focal bead, free, from my Etsy store or my web site. http://www.shaterraclaystudio.com/ or http://www.shaterra.etsy.com/. Please email me the item number of the pendant, bead or toggle you want to use. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or convo me on Etsy. Include your name, address and email so I can send you the pendant.
You have 2 weeks to apply for this exchange (until Sept. 28).
I will add 3 coordinating beads to whatever focal you choose.
This is all free, here at the "catches":
1) You must create a jewelry item using my piece within 2 weeks of receiving free item.
2) You must post a free tutorial, with photos, detailing how to make the piece. You may post on your own blog, on Totally Tutorials, or on Craftster, Instructables or Cutout and Keep. Tutorial must be posted on a non-commercial site, and must be free.
3) After posting, send me an email letting me know the item has been posted, also notify Dotty at Totally Tutorials.
4) Anyone is free to use your tutorial. I can link to it. I will give credit for link and photos.
5) Please only apply if you can commit to making something wonderful with tutorial and photos within 2 weeks.
Thanks and I am looking forward to seeing some fantastic designs!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
If you are a jewelry designer and would like free Shaterra Clay pendants or beads, this is for you.
Starting next week Sept 14, 2009, I will be offering free pendants and/or beads in exchange for your commitment to design a piece using my beads.
You must agree to post a free tutorial detailing how to make the piece, and to grant permission to me to link to your photos or to publish them. Your tutorial should also link to my web site and Etsy store.
I will provide more details shortly. To read more about the program, go to http://www.totallytutorials.blogspot.com/.