Ahhh, now this is how it's suppose to work. I just can't seem to get the bronze clay to do what the silver clay does for me. This mezuzuah case was fun to make and didn't fall apart at all after I fired it! I just wish the silver was less expensive and so I could make more outrageous designs and not worry about wether they would sell or not. I would also like to reach more people, but asking them to spent $185 is a lot these days, even if it is a totally unique handmade piece and is solid silver.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Well, I've attempted bronze clay yet again and yet again my pieces did not stay together. I spent a lot of time constructing the mezuzzah but the slabs do not stay together when they are fired. I think that the size and shape of the mezuzah makes it a poor choice for bronze clay and the way it behaves when fired in the carbon.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Artists and galleries produce portfolios of their works in the form of books or artist annuals. In my quest to validate myself as an artist I decided to create an annual of my own. It's a mini booklet of the work that I produced this year mostly in pictures with a few comments. I naturally chose blurb.com to make the book the book and I plan to give it to my friends and customers who have supported me in this year as I make this journey. The book cover featured a "Rockin" jewish star charm and the back cover the same charm, but the backside!