Posted on July 20, 2013 by creativeclaycafe
I’ve been busy with new clay projects for my fall shows! Also, I have been working on some items to offer stores on a wholesale level. Both firing clay in my kiln and torching the copper jewelry have heated things up at my house… just like the weather!!
Photos should be posted by mid-August if all goes well and my plan is to have a cart for online purchases… just not sure if this blog will support that or not. If not, any eager shopper will be able to search and buy with a few clicks of the mouse to a creativeclaycafe online store.
But first things first…producing with vivid glaze and enamel colors…just like these zinnias I picked today in our backyard garden! I also transplanted some “silver dollar plants” I started from seed. Fingers are crossed with those little guys. They seem pretty fragile right now. I will keep you “posted.”
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Posted on January 4, 2013 by creativeclaycafe
I cannot wait for 2013! Lots of new adventures are on the horizon including my first enameling class next Thursday! It’s always exciting to take on a new project during the winter dreariness… I will post something soon that resembles a handmade enamel art piece…at least that is my plan.
Mark your calendars: Handmade on Charles Street is planned for May 3rd and 4th. I hope you can stop by if you are in Omaha!
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Posted on August 23, 2012 by creativeclaycafe
I found this table a couple weeks ago at a garage sale and decided to make it my next painting project. So many blogs are featuring furniture re-creations… I have a whole new respect for those that do these on a regular basis! Sand-prime-design-tape-paint-paint some more–and likely a coat or two of polyurethane is now needed for the top!! I do like the final results, but it’s back to clay for me and time to gear up for those fall craft shows we all love so much… Stay tuned.
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Posted on July 25, 2012 by creativeclaycafe
Table – After (see “before” photo in our May blog post)
“After” square table for the patio. Free-hand trees are not my strongest suit, but for us in the back yard, I am happy. Found one of the paint colors at a very reduced price (.75!) at the Re-Store. It is a place to purchase inexpensive DIY project materials. (I suggest you have some idea of what you are going there for, or it can be somewhat disappointing.) Second location is set to open mid-August in Omaha on 108th & Maple. Proceeds go to raise funding for Habitat for Humanity.
I’m pretty sure fall was on my mind while I decided what to paint on this and in the selection of color. It’s been brutally hot outside! I imagine coffee on the patio sitting next to this table when things cool down.
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Posted on June 28, 2012 by creativeclaycafe
Simple Solar Project
This is a super simple and inexpensive garden or walkway project. I used an empty wine bottle for the base to slide onto a square wood dowel (purchased at Lowe’s) and used waterproof adhesive to glue it onto a vintage china plate. The bottle was adhered after first assembling the plate to an old glass candlestick holder (which are both accented in gold). The solar light portion was easily removed from the stick that it came with and the light was glued for a snug fit into the top of the candlestick. The AA battery can still be replaced as needed since it is encased in the top “lid” part of the solar light.
I was amazed at the bright solar light that lit so nicely from this last night! The glass candlestick along with the solar light cast a nice design onto the dish, porch & sidewalk. I now have one on each side of my porch. Love these!!
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Posted on January 7, 2012 by creativeclaycafe
This is our 7-month-old yellow lab, Bentley. Don’t let the calm appearance fool you.
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