Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past seventeen years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading
I failed the driving test yesterday, so today, I thought I would do something special, something you can hardly do without a car : visit a place hard to reach by bus. I took the one single daily bus (which was 20 mn late) with Dear Lucy Patootee and we walked all the way back (2 hours). We were delighted. Although for different reasons (she enjoys the ditch along the road, I enjoy the landscape). I’m less upset than yesterday. And beside, my beloved is making a cheesecake.
I’ve been working with clay lately, I’m having such a great time. I like working directly on molds to create a negative image, it’s a bit of a surprise when after it’s fired, I can use it for the first time.
Two Plates (or tiles):
And a work in progress. I want to try a “cloisonné” technique. This is a mold, so it will of course be inverted. The edges will be raised and will form some sorts of little pools where different colored glazes will melt. I am SO curious about the results!
I am very pleased with the results of my glaze firing. Not so pleased with the pictures but they will have to do. These are my two lanterns:
The lady bears a striking resemblance to… me, even I have to admit. She is Melusine, the French Faery, although not your ordinary faery, she’s more of a “Vouivre”, a dragoness. I love her for many reasons, but foremost because she’s a builder. The legend says she built many castles. She is extremely creative.
The Yulenisse is the local, Norwegian, Christmas elf. He looks more like a gnome to me but mainly he reminds me of Morozko, my dear Father Frost.
This time, I actually used very few glazes, it’s mostly underglazes (I like the matte powdery effect) and glazes only on some very restricted areas. I think I found the right balance. I am pleased.