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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Winter Scene Vase

I entered this vase in the Muskoka Arts and Crafts theme show. The show was over and I went to pick it up. To my delight the vase was sold.





I'm still making vases. Last spring a palliated woodpecker was trying to build a nest in a dead tree next to the woods in our back yard. I snapped many pictures. This vase is my creation of him hanging on to the tree stump.
First I turned a variety of colors of clay. Scored the clay to give it a rustic look and added a few stumps on it. I  made woody wood pecker and set him on the tree stump. He was hand painted with under glazes and high fired with a clear glaze. I have him up for sale in our a new art gallery in Muskoka, Bracebridge  the bohemiumcafeandgallery.com

3 comments:

The Art of Zen.......Crochet said...

Both Vases are great! I especially love the Woodpecker on the tree/idea. These would make great conversational pieces.

Joanniel Creations said...

Wow, that vase is beautiful. Must have taken forever to make. Congrats on the sale!

Butler Pottery said...

Thank you for you compliments. They took a bit of time but when you are doing something you love time gets lost.