Sunday, October 19, 2008

So -It's been a While!

by Eleanor Hendriks

Well, I haven't been blogging -not even the (almost) once weekly I keep promising myself -but I'm back -temporarily at least. My apologies to those of you who have been checking in and getting nothing new! That doesn't mean that nothing has been going on at StudioElan though!

First of all, that glaze marathon I mentioned earlier had some lovely results...


In fact, I've done two other serious glazing sessions since then -but in the flurry of pre-Christmas excitement around here I neglected to document them. Many of the things in the above picture can be found in my Etsy shop along with pieces from the latest two firings. You'll have to check the Sold Items for some of them -I've been trotting off to the post office laden with packages quite frequently lately...

These two boxes... ...full of Fruit Salt Shakers and Apple Bowls went off to NorthWest Fine Woodworking Gallery in Seattle a while ago. This long-time cooperative gallery is a great showcase for beautiful fine woodworking and I'm thrilled to have my pieces there. I particularly enjoy these Dancing Tables made by Tom Deady. If any westcoasters are willing to pop in there and give me an in-person report I'd love to hear from you! I doubt that I'll be there to check it out in person any time soon -but you never know...

I'm about to embark on another glazing session and I'm setting myself a challenge. I am going to glaze this series of intricately detailed bowls that I have had sitting around since forever (they were one of the first things I made after moving here and opening the new StudioElan). I've put off glazing them out of fear, but the time has finally come.

I did a test of my new Champagne glaze on a small piece that I embellished in the same way and I'm reasonably happy with it...

I'm going to try a little something on them to bring in a little more colour... wish me luck!

There, now I've commited to glazing them in front of the whole (wired) world. I can't get away with putting it off any longer. Check with me later to see if I manage to follow through!

To those of you who stopped by the studio for my first year as a participant in the Victoria County Studio Tour, thank you for making me feel so welcome (and giving a fair number of my pieces new homes)! If you are in the Kawartha Lakes, GTA, Haliburton or Peterborough areas (or are willing to drive for a great art experience), drop me a note and I'll make sure you get advance warning of next fall's tour and a copy of the self-guided tour map.

And last but not least...

**Watch this space for information about the 2nd Annual StudioElan Christmas Art Sale**



6 comments:

LASdesigns said...

I am so very excited that I will be able to see some of your work in person! The woodworking gallery in Pioneer Square is honestly one of my favorite places!
I just hope I get there before they sell out :D

JUDI TAVILL said...

Lookin' good!

Todd said...

Looks great, Elan!!

Patricia Griffin said...

Wow, you have been busy! Glad to hear sales are going well. The champagne glaze is nice!

Linda Starr said...

can't wait to see the glaze on those bowls.

Cheryl Alena Kinzel said...

These bowls are beautiful! I am so glad you are back, I was getting worried. The snow is beautiful, we don't have any yet.

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