Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Porcelain" Series

"Porcelain" Series by Roberta Warshaw
"Porcelain" Series, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

I have been testing out some of my new innie/outie designs on some of Lynda Mosely's color formulas for new ivory, old ivory and opaque ivory.

Her color formulas are really quite lovely and each imparts it's own unique ceramic-like quality to a piece. I think it must be due to the amount of translucent clay in the formulas.

Not all my designs work as well as I would have hoped. After making multiple molds and using up a ton of scrap clay, I am left with barely a dozen that I feel are worth using. Some of the stampings are too shallow and don't hold the paint well. This design here has a nice "heft" to it and the impressions hold the paint nicely I think.

I continue on the road to recovery with the herniated disc. I still have three physical therapy appointments left. Then it will be up to me to continue with the exercises and try to strengthen my spine muscles. I am still very much in denial over whether i will ever be able to ride my bike again. As many of you know, I am an avid cyclist. I have been for 40 years. If I can't ride it will be a huge loss for me. I have never found anything quite like biking. Not only am I getting great exercise but I am energized in a way that climbing the stairs in my condo building doesn't hold a candle to.

Never the less, I will count my blessings and move on to find something that will heal me as well as exercise me.


Chris said...

Very pretty! Hope PT helps your back!!

Barb Fernald said...

Very pretty and unusual. So much potential with polymer clay! I hope the PT works for you. Can you get an extension to continue it if you need to? It would be hard to give up something you've done for so long. Good luck!

Galen Pearl said...

That is beautiful! Sorry to hear that you are having some health challenges. Best wishes.

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Pretty flowers! =)


Sarah Sequins said...

I love that piece from the porcelain series! That purple is so pretty.

Best of luck on the recovery! I had to do a few rounds of PT for my shoulder, so I know how it feels to wonder if you'll get to do all the things you used to be able to do. I'll keep fingers crossed for you!

Unknown said...

They are all so lovely (I browsed flikr and LOVED the green and brown!)

I hope you heal soon and YOU WILL, YOU WILL, YOU WILL be able to ride again!
I will believe for you until you achieve!