Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
It's still a work in process since I may decide to add some hooks and make it more practical.
Once completed, it will either go into a local consignment store, an Etsy store, or entered into a local arts & crafts show.
NOTE: This item has SOLD.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Springtime, always brings up a few familiar things to mind- The Easter Bunny, Colored Eggs, and The Cross-symbolizing the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ after his Crucifixion.
To many Christians and Catholics, it's an powerful religious symbol. But for those who design, it's quite the powerful fashion icon that has withstood over 2000 years of humanity's history.
From its early basic unadorned, wood of early millenniums, to ornate solid gold, encrusted with fine precious gems of monarchy-with many variations of style and design in between-The Cross continues to intrigue people from all religious and cultural backgrounds to this day.
If you would like more information on the crosses featured in this blog, please visit us my Etsy Store: vyktoryas.etsy.com
Friday, April 1, 2011
With my interest in prehistoric art at the time, I found the perfect medium-ceramics, where I could
explore and experiment. The reduction process in the kiln (oxygen deprived during the firing)-- allowed for levels of depth as the minerals in the clay, rich in iron- pulled to the surface for those extra "touches" of contrast color for added perspective.
When I approached galleries and boutiques, they were all reluctant to take on my "naked clay works" as it was, and still is known as. But the ones who ventured-- were all delightfully surprised by their sales--since "Flashy-Bling, and Bright-Loud", was the "In Thing" at the time.
The Naked Clay Collection is a simple, yet powerful series-- and continues to touch : the mind, heart, and soul, over a decade later of its inception.
The Zen Box and flat orb have SOLD.
To view more pieces in the series, please check out my Etsy Store: vyktoryas.etsy.com