Friday, September 24, 2010

Owl and Otter

Here are 2 more of my new designs.  These pieces were actually inspired by the poems on my other blog, The Owl and The Otter.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another New Lino Design

I am carving more lino plates to use with my clay.  Here is a lion and I couldn't be more pleased with it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hand Carved Blocks

I have just discovered the joy of carving with linoleum blocks.  Well, that's not quite true.  Every year I make my own Christmas cards;  I've been doing it since I was a teen.  Many years back I used lino blocks to make the cards.  I wanted to try carving some of my own original designs for pendants and I tried rubber stamp blanks, and found it very hard to carve.  So I took myself to Dick Blick's and bought some lino blocks.  They are soft and easy to carve and so much fun to play with!  Here are some of the results.  These are raku fired.