Tag Archives: clay figurines

Front and Back, We Are Very Dressed Up

Medium cylinder people in party dress. They look as if they want to break into song.

Terracotta clay, Velvet underglazes, fired at cone 06, January, 2020.

Medium Cylinder People, It Is Time For Your Close-Up

The little guys have been waiting since November 2019, when they were made, to get their chance to shine. Here it is.

Figurines about 5-6″ high, low-fire raku clay, colored with Velvet underglazes, fired at cone 06, November, 2019.

Misc. Small Figurines

Take a look at this small array of little figurines.

Please excuse the photos, I don’t know why I never seem to photo the front/back views so that they are the same size. 

Terracotta, about 3-4″ tall, colored with Jet Black Velvet underglaze and fired at cone 06. September, 2019.

This small woman figurine, about 4-5″ high. White low-fire clay, Velvet underglazes, fired at cone 06, October 2019.

Baby cylinder figurine, about 4″ tall, white low-fire clay and colored with Velvet underglazes, fired at cone 06, November, 2019.

Clay Wraparound Guys

Take some terracotta clay. Roll it out pretty thin in triangle shapes. Roll it up as if you are making crescent rolls, except that you want to keep one end even (so it can stand up). Squeeze their heads shut at the top (gently).

Put some faces on them. And hands. Bisque fire them. Use Velvet underglaze Jet Black and give them a wash. Fire them again.

Now you have a little choir or team or herd of clay wraparound guys.

September 2019. They are about 2-3″ tall. Perfect for art drop-offs in the park.

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Two Weird Little Guys

Made in August/September 2019. Each one is made of low-fire clay, colored with Velvet underglazes and a clear glaze on top. About 3-4″ tall.

First weird guy.

Second weird guy.

Some More Tall Figurines

I showed you a glazed tall woman figurine I made at my studio class a little while ago. And I mentioned other ones I have made at home. They are quite different – I meticulously color them in patterns using underglazes, and they are made of terracotta clay, which fires at a lower temperature than the stoneware clay I use at the studio.

Enough said. Here are cousins of the glazed lady. These were made in January 2020, terracotta clay, Velvet underglazes, fired at cone 06, about 16″ tall.

First lady.

And the second lady. For some reason I don’t have a photo of the back.


Baby Cylinder Person at The Clay Studio Small Favors 2020 Exhibit

Hello everyone, I have one of my small cylinder figurines in an exhibit – Small Favors at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. It’s one of these…

I’m very excited about this recognition, because it is the first time one of my clay pieces has been juried into an exhibit.

Take a look. You’ll enjoy yourself. The idea behind this exhibit is SMALL – each piece had to be able to fit into a 4″ cube. The main site to the exhibit is here, and you can access the whole array of items (they are for sale, too, and you can buy directly from the website and they will ship it to you). This year, to celebrate 15 years for this theme, they feature not only clay but also other media.

My piece is toward the end of the array. It takes some time to load, so I’ve given you the link to my page here so you can see which little guy is featured.

March 6-April 26 at The Clay Studio,  137-139 N. Second Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop At the Abington Art Center

I am participating in this annual event once again with some of my clay work. My husband and I attended the opening last Friday night.

By the way, this is the same art center where I am teaching a mixed media class that I’ve mentioned here and there.

We saw  quite a few people we knew there. Shout out to Andy, Eric and Sarah, Matt (my jewelry class teacher from the summer class I took), and Robyn, plus Rosalie, Jenny, and Beth from the art center management.

Here are some shots from the opening. It’s held in one of the exhibit rooms at the center. Here is an overview of the space:

Here is some mosaic work of one of my mixed media students. Like all the members of my class, she is accomplished in more than one medium. She attended the event and I was able to marvel over her work in person.

Abington Art Center holiday shop 11-19 (3)


And here is my work. I think they have displayed it really nicely.

Here is the info on the show. If you are in the area, stop in and take a look!


Gallery of the Arts, Sellersville, PA, next Sunday, September 15

Next show for me will be this wonderful street fair held in downtown Sellersville, PA, next Sunday, September 15. Hours are noon to five and the location is Main Street. I’ll be showing my clay work.

Look here for more details and if you are in the area, I hope to see you there!