Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From the Vineyard to Chameleon Clay Show

My box was carefully packed and finally shipped off to the Seymour Art Gallery for the Chameleon Exhibit which starts this coming Tuesday, February 5 and will run for a whole month.  I thought I would give you a sneak peek at another one of my pieces that I made special for the show.  It is a 6 piece set of wine glasses with a matching bottle pourer/stopper.




I came across this glass rack stand and thought it would work really well for a display.


9 comments:

Alyce Arnouts said...

I made some similar, and I didn't even get the idea from you this time. Of course, yours are so much nicer!

2 Good Claymates said...

Do you have a photo of yours anywhere Alyce? I think the grapes theme is a natural for wine glasses. These were a bit of a challenge and was wondering what possessed me to start this project but breathed a sigh of relief when they were all finished. My future ones might be a little simpler next attempt.

Norma's Clay said...

Gorgeous!!

ArtFairly Aware said...

How do you seal them? I know clay doesn't like water--what recommendations do you give for washing?

2 Good Claymates said...

The clay does not need any sealer and the glasses are washable but hand wash only due to the fragility.

Polymer clay does not mix with water went it is in "raw" form but after it is baked it is totally waterproof. We even sand our clay pieces with wet/dry sandpaper in water (never sand dry). The only time the baked clay needs to be sealed is when mica powders or inks are used to prevent them from wearing off or fading.

ArtFairly Aware said...

Really? I added clay to a plate that I put in the garden outside--whenever it rained the clay pieces got mushy so I ended up having to toss it. I did seal the clay pieces...hmmm I'll have to do some experimenting. Thanks.

2 Good Claymates said...

What kind of clay were you using? It obviously wasn't polymer and if it was you must not have baked it properly. Polymer clay is one of the most durable and water proof clays there are and we use a stronger type clay (Kato) than most others. I know many people who have made items for there garden and they have lasted for years outside and the colors hadn't even faded. Lisa Pavelka even put it as a decoration on the outside of her car. You may want to do a little more research into what you used or why that happened. We have lots of information and links on our site.

ArtFairly Aware said...

It was polymer, I work with it all the time--like I said, I'll have to do some experimenting. Thanks for your input.

Debbie said...

I literally caught my breath when I saw this set. Gorgeous. And the details are fabulous! The holder you found is perfect to show the set off. Absolutely beautiful...