Tag Archives: May

Dark Sky Lantern

Another project I’m working on for the summer show is a Dark Sky lantern. I started with a large slab rolled and formed into a cylinder about 6 inches in diameter and close to 12 inches high. Using Northern hemisphere … Continue reading

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Maneki Koneko Sugar Bowl & Creamer: Part 2

This week, after letting the yarn ball set, I began working on making into a sugar bowl, starting by slicing off the lid. Unlike the teapot, which had been bored through with a cookie cutter, I used a peanut butter … Continue reading

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Maneki Koneko Sugar Bowl & Creamer: Part 1 

When I designed the Maneki Neko teapot back in February, I had also drafted designs for a Maneki Koneko (kitten) sugar bowl and creamer designed to look like a kitten with a ball of yarn and a kitten with a … Continue reading

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More Bits, Pieces, and Parts Thereof – a Large-scale Project

It’s been nearly two months since I updated “Bits, Pieces, and Parts Thereof” (see: https://gaelicnisei.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/bits-pieces-and-parts-thereof/ and https://gaelicnisei.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/colour-test-in-acrylic/ for reference). This is a large-scale painting, made up of 15 separate canvases, and will be on display in the Porcupine Art Club’s themed … Continue reading

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Rose in Clay

i was using an extruder the other night and noticed some clay was forced through the gap between the die and receptical that holds the clay. It squeezed out very thin and flat, like a ribbon of icing. I took … Continue reading

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Batik on Masa Paper Workshop: Dragon Design

Today, I took part in a workshop hosted by Catherine Cribbs, another artist in the Porcupine Art Club. Participants learned how to create a scene using the wax-resist dyeing technique of batik,  but using masa paper instead of fabric as the … Continue reading

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