I can't help it. Wherever I go, whether it be on a walk or on vacation, I always take photographs! I have taken so many photographs throughout the years, I could publish multiple volumes of photo books. I love my photographs, and have tried to think of a way to incorporate them into something other than plain prints. At art shows, I usually pass right by flat prints or giclees of photographs, I need texture and interest...so I wondered if I could combined what I was currently working on, ceramics, with my photographs. In my art objects storage vault (a.k.a. my garage) I pulled some good sized objects to slump the clay over. I built a little off of the circular one, which I liked. It reminded me of a carved wood frame. Of course there had to be an aged element to these, so I rolled on some wrinkles and pressed in some dried clay crumbles, but kept the center smooth to place the transfer on.
Above is a more elaborate use of the photo on ceramic. I had done a really fun tribal goddess shoot on the beach with my friend Alisa and had some nice shots I have been wanting to use. I turned her into an Aztec goddess mask, and I definitely want to make more of these!
Below are a few 1.5-2 inch ceramic beads I made from fired scrap clay and cold finished to use in future jewelry pieces.