Jar Attraction – Part 1

While I was still teaching ceramic classes, I came across this wonderful book by Max Terry.  The book was titled “Painting Clay – POT-pourri”. 

bookcoverI fell in love with all the fun ideas that you could create on a clay pot.  During this time Steven and I were teaching a 4-H class, we thought the kids would get a kick out of a fun Halloween project.  I wrote Max Terry a letter to receive his permission to teach his designs.  He graciously allowed us to use his patterns and I have expanded their use over the years.  They’re adorable and so much fun to paint. 

My favorite was the bunny!  The first pot I painted, after the 4-H class, was the bunny. Wow, that was back in 2000 sometime.  My how time flies when you are busy having this much fun. LOL

7whimsicalpotWas I right or what, they are wonderful, I know you just smiled!  I do every time.  The bunny evolved on to a yard plaque for my Mom’s yard next.  She still hangs it every Easter. 

bunnyplaque1This month the bunny made another evolutionary step!  He now is 3 dimensional.  Come back a visit tomorrow and I will show you how it came about!  Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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One Response to Jar Attraction – Part 1

  1. Colli says:

    I still have my Halloween jars that you made. I put them out on display just last night. I smile every time I see them. So many memories.

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