November 29, 2013

DC No. 122: Everyday Objects (12/1/2013)

Emily Trespas 
2.5 inches high |  7.5 inches diameter 
Earthenware Clay

For months I stepped back from this blog to focus on other things. When I recently re-visited blogs I follow and have not read in months, I was enamored by Kristen's invitation for the drawing challenge: Everyday Objects.
Bowls serve many purposes; they contain, transport, and display. Today I went by the kiln house to find my fired pinch pots and slumped vessel projects from last month. Years passed since I worked in clay and this fall I felt compelled to wedge the wet earth into something both practical and beautiful. I needed to touch, form and decorate.

I slumped the bowl (pictured) over a plaster mold before carving its irregular sawtooth edge, and drawing into its surface with sgraffito.  Glazing was another experiment as I did not know what would happen during the firing over scratched passages and overlapping coats.

From soil, this bowl:

I missed reading A Sunny Spot and was thrilled to catch up on Kristen's—and other artists'—posts who participate weekly in the drawing challenge. Please visit A Sunny Spot and see how other artists transformed the mundane, ordinary and Everyday Object into art.

November 27, 2013

Keep Noggins Warm This Winter: Headbands & Neck Gaiters for Cold Weather

In addition to scarves, gator-bait gaiters and hats—I'm sewing ear warmers, headbands,  neck gaiters in soft and moisture-wicking materials. 

These are great for cool-weather running, skiing, snowshoeing, etc. When you need a little cooling off, pull it down around your neck. 

Stow in your pocket when spending time outdoors—sledding, skating, skipping, hiking and walking the dog...

For sale at Trail Pixie Studios.
Many prints will be added for the Holidays. 

Trail Pixie Studios handmade scarves are now available for purchase at The Museum Shop at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts.