Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lost in the land of glaze...

Huh. I guess I have been away from the old blog longer than I thought. I'm not sure how that happened. I've been lost in the land of glaze for a while - guess I lost all track of time.

First up I wanted to highlight the new issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. As usual, it is a gorgeous issue! There is a little for everyone, no matter what media or style you may work in. My friend, Shannon LeVart, has TWO excellent articles, there is a great interview with Stephanie Lee (someone whose work has been very inspiring to me) and Carla Reiter (whose knitted metal jewelry is astounding!) and a new section called From the Boutique which is a gallery of work with quick, simple instructions at the end. And there is my article, Winter Wedding. This is the article that got bumped from the Winter issue (thus the Winter Wedding name) but has now landed in the Spring issue. My article that was supposed to be in the Spring issue got bumped to the Summer issue, so I may have two articles in that one, but we shall see.

Anyway, I'm rambling. On to the glazing! We did a firing in the gas kiln this past weekend and I am very pleased with my pieces. I really had fun glazing. I worked completely randomly, not paying attention to what I was mixing with what. I put zero thought into the placement and color combinations. Just for the hell of it. Seeing the results was so exciting! Below are a few of my favorites. (These are large pieces that will be made into pendants - they measure 2 1/2" in width by 2 1/4" long.)





17 comments:

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Especially like the top glaze...Loved your pieces in the magazine!

Katie said...

I agree - the top glaze is wonderful! But, I like them all :o) I'll have to check out your article!

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks so much! :)

Kirsten said...

Awesome work Nancy.... Love the last one.... BTW..... I'll get going on my ' Riverton' Piece for our Reading group... Busy times with my day job.... Sounds like you are busy as well.... But I'm sure you are having great fun with your work... :)

SummersStudio said...

Fantastic glaze effects!

Jenny J-V said...

The glazes are fantastic! I can see how you'd get lost in them and want to keep playing. :)

sasha and max said...

Yummy ! Lovely colours - love 'em all!

Kirsten said...

Congrats on the Treasury and on making the Etsy Front page!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=116533

I didn't even have to read the shop name to know that it was your work. Your a great artist with a style all your own!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

OMG all of those glazes are yummy. I especially loved the purple with the green spiral. These are fantastic!

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TesoriTrovati said...

You are the queen of creative glazes Miss Nancy! Love them! I haven't had a moment to sit down to enjoy my Belle Armoire Jewelry issue, but you sure made me want to find it and read it! Enjoy the day! Erin

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

beautiful glazes! i too love your pieces in the magazine!

Silver Parrot said...

LOVE the colors of the glazes. They are to die for!

Nicki said...

Shoot - I want all of them.....

Pretty Things said...

The magazine is great, but your glazes are better!

missficklemedia.com said...

You know I loved your Winter Wedding. I could see that piece being handed down the generations from mother to daughter as a cherished family heirloom.

I have now made my fandom(?) public and official with your fan page.

The Joy of Nesting said...

OYE Nancy,

I think I have been AWOL from Bloglandia even longer then you :( Sooooooo congratulations on a wonderful article is a bit late but none the less heartfelt!!!! Your work is always wonderful and fits into what ever season it happens to be!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.