Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Full Circle

While heavily immersed in clay, paint, and plaster today, I realized something.  It seems I've come full circle.



The very first handmade item I sold was made of clay.  I sculpted a human hand in grade school, and sold it at an art fair.  Now, here I am, decades later, taking orders for handmade items I created out of clay.




I'm working on various designs, and finishes.  Although I like working with white clay,




terracotta clay works really well as a base for my "Old World" finishes.




That's not to say that I can't get a nice aged finish with a white base,




but I love that extra hint of color terra cotta adds, after I wipe back the finish a bit.




I'm truly grateful for those of you who have encouraged me to continue working with clay.  It has helped me rediscover one of my earliest loves.








I have more to finish.



See ya soon.


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34 comments:

Cynthia said...

They look great, Rosemary.

Cynthia

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

Lovin' them all!

Sayuri said...

Beautiful!!

I'd love to see the finished Fluer de lis from the last picture,it looks fantastic already:)

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

What an epiphany to come full circle. Your clay pieces are truly works of art.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What gorgeous pieces you create out of clay, Rosemary!

Judy said...

Your pieces are just exquisite! I'd like to have about 30 of them!! You are so very talented.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Rosemary, these are beautiful pieces. I spy a fleur de lis in the mix! LOL!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Rosemary...coming full circle is a good thing...I love your angel wings!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I so love your clay items--and it makes it even better you are having fun with it!

Anne said...

Rosemary what beautiful pieces! Always follow your heart it will lead the way!
xx
Anne

Holly said...

How cute that you were an artist as a child. funny how we really don't change that much, even though we think we have. You do the most beautiful work - and I must say, you are so productive!

Olive Cooper said...

The cameos are charming. I also like the unpainted clay.

Barbara Jean said...

love your old world finish, and those little pieces of women's busts are great!

blessings
barb

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Rosemary I love them!!

Revi said...

Rosemary, I love this sweet circle and your clay pieces! You never cease to surprise me with your scope of talent.
-Revi

Malena said...

So nice. I love the aged look.
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Debbiedoo's said...

That is wonderful my friend you stuck with it. Those are going to fly like hot cakes.

sweetvintageofmine said...

LOVE that Fleur de lis! GOD gives and shows our talent at an early age! It is so SWEET you took it and ran with it~! Roxie

Rani @ La Maison Jolie said...

So beautiful. Love the angel wings! And thank you so much for participating in my giveaway, :) rani

Petite Michelle Louise said...

we always go back to our "first loves." these are so beautiful!! do you buy your molds or make them yourself? kiln? tutorial???

Curtains in My Tree said...


You are so talented , everyhing you touch turns in a piece of art

I am always amaized what you can do , I always enjoy coming over to see what else you can do with those hands

Rita said...

I love your clay pieces and love your old world finish on them. gorgeous!
rita

Kelly_Deal said...

Your clay pieces are gorgeous!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

You do wonders with your paint techniques :)

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Those are beautiful Rosemary!

Rhissanna said...

You're right about the terracotta. The warm colour looks lovely through the patina. I have to say, I like the terracotta ones 'raw', too.

Kelly said...

I think your clay angel wings would make beautiful Christmas ornaments for the tree or packages.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Simply beautiful love all that you do
you are blessed with talent galore
xxoo
Pam

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Helloooo Rosemary...
I just can't believe all the things you KEEP CREATING!.!.!
YOU go girl... I'm planning on shopping Kane in a few weeks ~ C-U-Then...
Hugs, Jeanine

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

These are very pretty, Rosemary--the cameos look like relics--love them!

Jazz said...

Beautiful! True passion never leaves you and will always come full circle... Congrats!

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

I love your creations! Playing with clay is great, I took up pottery lessons for two years.

Gypsea said...

Very, very beautiful! I am your newest follower and craving more!

1 Frugal Queen said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love the angel wings and the terra cotta pieces. I think that it is wonderful how you came full circle since grade school. I felt that way when I had interior design and art class in high school and now use the knowledge to decorate my home and sell items.