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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Random Friday - Clay Art Center

Clay Art Center in Tacoma is a wonderland for people who make things.  While they specialize in merchandise for potters, including kilns,  a lot of their merchandise has multiple applications.

This facade ornamentation to the left of the entrance always catches my eye. 

The official and very friendly greeter was on duty.

I'd stopped by to get some kiln pins for one of my kilns and inquire about repair on another.  A few years ago, papers were developed that don't burn off at temperatures required to fuse glass.  These can be cut or torn and combined with each other and glass paint and fused between pieces of glass to create interesting effects like these examples on display.

Linda at Each Little World has recently posted some of her great collages recently.  Her posts and these papers have made me think more about incorporating paper elements in glass.

Glassline paints, developed right here at Clay Art Center are now displayed  by the entrance to the restrooms.  Wouldn't it be fun to make something like this for one's garden?

Speaking of Linda's inspiration, here's another shot of my red room ready for it's inaugural get together.  Candles are lit and the guests will be arriving any minute.


Happy weekend all!  

12 comments:

  1. Drama! So much drama in that gorgeous dining room.

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  2. That arch is fabulous! And your dining room looks ready for a sumptuous repast, followed by a seance.

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  3. Thanks for all that link love! Your red room turned out perfect and I think the guests will be impressed. Saw an interesting collage exhibit today with very geometric images, lots of Japanese papers that were transparent and gouache and pencil additions. So many ideas, so little time. That doorway clay framework is stunning. Since it could not live outdoors in my WI garden, I am saved from trying to figure out how to buy it.

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  4. I definitely want one of those ceramic arches for my garden. What an entry it would make. Also one for the house entry.
    I can see that everyone is going to have a great time at your place tonight. Wowza

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  5. Lots of cool clay stuff, and that red room! Wow!

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  6. Your lamp and candle lit red room looks great! Do you like it as well under daylight conditions?

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  7. I really like the paper/stained glass artwork. One of these days I'd like to incorporate more stained glass into the interior looking out into the garden. Your red room is pretty impressive, too!

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  8. Your red room looks spectacular and I'm sure your guests were wowed.

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  9. I'm a big fan of collages. I hope you have great experience with adding paper to your glass work.

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  10. Great stuff. Interesting about how paper can be incorporated into stained glass.

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