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:

  1. They look great, Rosemary.

    Cynthia

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  2. Beautiful!!

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

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

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  4. What gorgeous pieces you create out of clay, Rosemary!

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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

    blessings
    barb

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

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  14. So nice. I love the aged look.
    http://tesorosmalvalr.blogspot.com.es/

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. You do wonders with your paint techniques :)

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  22. 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.

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

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

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  25. 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

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

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

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

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

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  30. 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.

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