Thursday, March 19, 2009
Adventures in life and bronze clay
I don't post often ,but I am on vacation this week and renewing an old relationship and working in my house. My studio/office has had quite the transformation. Photos will follow. The weather has been awesome and I have spring fever for sure. My daughter is doing some natural horsemanship ground training with her horse to re-develop leadership. It has been 6 months since she has ridden "Hoy", due to moving him and the severe cold yukky weather we have had. Friday she will throw a leg up again.I have enjoyed watching the whole process and I am excited for her. I also took a class in Bronze clay from my PMC teacher, Nancy Miller, in her studio in Saratoga. I did not think I would like it as much as I did. It is a lot less expensive than silver which will allow me to be free in my creations. I am always so concerned about wasting the silver. I need to get a couple of items for my kiln to fire the bronze correctly, but when I do ...look out! The colors are amazing. I plan on taking a metal smithing class this summer as well. I might even pull out the silver I have and make a pair of earrings for my niece . Her 23rd B'day is next week. We are planning a bash @ Vapor, a nightclub in Saratoga at the Racino. I am really looking forward to this as I very rarely get to dressed up and just let go. Take a look at the pictures of my bronze pieces I did in class. The picture on the bottom is unfired, the top is fired but not finished.