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Photo Fridays: Butterflies

Butterfly Mobile

Originally uploaded by teachergal

I created a Butterfly Mobile in ceramics with some cookie-cutter butterfly shapes, which I pressed to flatten (the wings). I glazed them with antique blue and a raspberry colored glaze. The other night I got some purple string and strung them up.

These are a gift for my brother-in-law’s girlfriend who loves butterflies. I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it for her.

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All Four

What to choose, what to choose???? I have no idea what we’ll use for the Seder!

100_4817, originally uploaded by teachergal.

My first ceramics piece of the new year!!!

It’s a pretty hideous vase, but it’s the first piece I created in my pottery class this year. (I’m getting better each week.)

This piece was built around six gift wrapping tubes, which were coated with petroleum jelly so that the cardboard tubes wouldn’t stick to the porcelain. They were kept inside of the clay when it was firing so that the clay would keep its shape. (The tubes burned up, obviously, in the kiln.)