By ruthrobinson, May 25 2013 12:15AM
This is my contribution to The Button Project which will be exhibited as part of this years Barnaby festival
Over 300 artists from all over the world are taking part. The only guidelines are a size limit of 3x3x3cm and that it must have either holes or a shank back for attatching, other than that is open to imagination and any materials, of course mine is made of clay.
1. Stoneware clay cut and shaped over a pingpong ball to give it a curve.
2. I used a tiny paper stencil and slip to make the flower stalks.
3. Porcelain added for contrast in colour.
4. Details added.
5. Shank back attatched.
Stained and fired to 1260 this little creation has insired several scribbled design ideas for future brooches :)
By ruthrobinson, Apr 12 2013 03:34PM
Clocks, i don't know why but i started this year wanting to make clocks, a complete change from focusing on tiny brooches and mini pins. This is why i love working with clay, anything is possible.
After sketching out a few ideas i made paper cut outs to scale.
Made a press mold, about 20% bigger to allow for shrinkage.
And hey presto, clocks at Treacle Market :)
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Hello! I'm Ruth Robinson, artist, potter and proffesional procrastinator.
Having made a childhood vow never to grow up and work 9 -5 monday to friday I now work 7 days a week from dawn to moonlight, but i's not really work when you get to play with clay all day.
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