Ellen Silberlicht

Ellen Silberlicht
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving break.....final day!

Long days in the studio but it is all worthwhile. I get my balance back in balance when I do my own work. It's important to take the time whenever I can get a block of time. Looking forward to Xmas vacation.

It's always interesting to see what comes out in clay each time I spend time in my studio. This walrus just appeared...but then it was feeling very empty in the other areas....so I added the walruses. I tried to add a flipper...but I felt it wasn't readable as a flipper.

And then came the seals.....just looking for a place to hang out for a while.

These penguins are a playful bunch....looking for adventure.

And this Iguana just seemed to grow with the pot. He thinks it's his job to guard it!

After the hours in my studio, re-balanced... I'm ready to go back to school...until the next break...hard to believe it's only three weeks!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving break....at it again

I had high hopes for this Thanksgiving break...but it doesn't feel as though I have enough time....time, you wonder...for what...you work in your studio and get things done as you can. Yes, but one has goals you know....and my goal was to make 10 new pots this break.

This is what I have so far. I had a slow start...and some things didn't work out.....but in the end...it became a very bear day.
These first images are of the sleeping bear which is on one side....and the two polar bears are on the other side. After throwing the pot...I actually threw it down on the table. A new challenge. I'm not convinced the sleeping bear looks like a bear....but really....it is!

And I did want to make another lion. I think the lion is one of my more abstract pieces and I wanted to try it again. Just in case someone else liked it also.

And then I tried a few ideas on this pot and they just weren't working as I had envisioned....so I thought I would keep with the polar bear theme and have one coming out of the frozen waters while one looked on.

And then after at the end of the day.....this one finally came together. I think he really looks like I felt.....just wanted to relax and glad I was done.
Tomorrow is another day!