|This chain in about three and half feet long, just over a meter.|
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Posted by joan tayler at 3:26 PM
Thursday, October 5, 2017
|Butterfly pendant with carnelian beads.|
I was having trouble cutting fine chain to bits of exactly the same length but I came up with this solution. If the chain is suspended from a wire or rod it is easy to see just where to cut. I might even try to cut more than one strand at the same time.
This works for me but if there is a better way I would like to trying it. Any suggestions?
Posted by joan tayler at 2:47 PM
Friday, September 29, 2017
|From the department of stamps|
Botanical Fantasy because I like plants an mirrored images.
Circle Game because I like circles and Celtic things.
Griffin and Friends because who doesn't like griffins, feathers and scales.
I designed these stamps early in the year but never got them published to Etsy. I have been using them in my studio and I will publish some of the results - no promises when but I hope to get more reliable at posting.
Posted by joan tayler at 1:01 PM
Thursday, September 28, 2017
All you have to do is form your beads over a short section of ball chain and use connectors to put together bead that could come from far and wide. All these beads were made by me but I think that this could be a fun thing for and exchange or such.
A couple of days ago fellow clay artist Nancy Nearing visited my studio and is going to give it a try. I am looking forward to see what she comes up with.
Posted by joan tayler at 9:12 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
|Sophia's wonderful pottery and some of my recent whistles.|
The market supports a wonderful and somewhat unlikely group of artisans. From obsidian knives to baby hats we are together in the market to sell our wears and often to exchange ideas is even unconsciously.
This week my table is across from Sophia. Her pottery is a story of paper birch. So much can be done with shape and size. I was told by a teacher years ago that a limitation is a gift. Sophia has used this gift to create pottery that is both fun and meditative. Somehow what I make often reflects those who are around me. This seems to have happen with a recent batch of whistles.
Posted by joan tayler at 5:22 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sometimes you need a little help from your friends to get you back on a better creative track. Thank you friends for giving me the push I needed to stand back and look at my work, to be inspired by your art and to be encouraged, supported and grounded. Now to grab onto that energy and fly.
Posted by joan tayler at 9:07 AM
Friday, June 30, 2017
|This pot is about 4 inches across and 2.5 inches tall.|
I have an hour walk to Granville island in the morning and I think of so many things that I would like to write a blog about, but by the time I get home in the evening the animal needs take over and it is supper, prep for tomorrow and watch Netflix for a bit before going crashing.
Posted by joan tayler at 5:11 PM