[caption id="attachment_667" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="raku birdhouse"][/caption] I'm back from a short break, spring break, as it's called. Hope to start working on raku clay, to do some raku firings. This old birdhouse was made & fired during a Bob Smith workshop. The colors & textures are amazing. A bit burned on the top rim of the pot, markings from the straw we used, the unglazed lower half. I tried once, to fire a piece of metal clay with raku glaze on it. My kiln at the time was firing strangely, and the entire piece melted into a blob in the bottom of the kiln. Still have the jar of glaze. Will use it on some raku clay instead. The metal clay experiment was an expensive blob!
Came across this sculptural piece of art in the woods today. I'm calling it "found art". As you can see, a ski patrolmen is skiing by. I'm not sure who shimmied up this tree trunk to place the antlers & skulls there, will have to do some research, I guess. Glad I had packed my camera in my backpack.
It was a good break, no TV, no internet, had to travel to see a few of the NCAA tournament games. Must get back to the work mode now.