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majroj, I fire one clay at one temperature and then paint in water based
paints, sweet and simple. Nothing complicated for this old grandmother....kinda like my Native American heroes, clay workers who are famous, that I met in Santa Fe'. One clay, one temperature, and then paint. Simple. Except that they find the clay, crush the soil, water and mix it and then work it and fire it primitively, much more work. We laughed about it. Better to be Anglo in that circumstance. Lazy artwork they said. Sure, I said.

posted by benzinha on November 25, 2005 at 8:44 PM | link to this | reply

All I can say is WOW!

(And, of course, Right ON!). So, you going to remember us little people when you strike it rich??

 

Knowing a very little bit about basic high school ceramics 101 (I failed it), I can't conceive of how tou get all those different shapes, thicknesses, and glazes (glaces?) to fire in the proper time and order without disasters!

 

Good to hear you back at Blogit, and the email document came through fine with everyones' email addresses on it.

 

 

posted by majroj on November 25, 2005 at 1:36 PM | link to this | reply

deks, thanks for the encouragement. May all of your dreams begin to come
true, too. Thanks for commenting.

posted by benzinha on August 23, 2005 at 7:58 PM | link to this | reply

Wow! You Go Girl! In Lotsa Ways!

posted by WindTapper on August 23, 2005 at 9:37 AM | link to this | reply

mamacita, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad to have discovered you.

posted by benzinha on August 21, 2005 at 12:15 AM | link to this | reply

Benzinha, beautiful, beautiful figurines!  I am glad to have 'discovered' you!

~Mama.Dragonfly487

posted by Mama.Dragonfly on August 20, 2005 at 12:53 PM | link to this | reply

MayB, I like that, headache advert idea. All things have their uses.

posted by benzinha on August 19, 2005 at 12:30 AM | link to this | reply

Maybe we should suggest the heachache piece for an advert about headache pills. Nah, it is left on the ground to be.

I was referring to the ladies who fell over and broke at the show.
I like what you did with the Apaches and I love it that they venture into China.

Yes I know about needy artists. In my case I am waiting on a number of things. The ideas are still out there, the submissions sitting on desks, unknown, and good news is around the corner, or maybe the ideas are being ripped off. What will be will be

posted by Azur on August 18, 2005 at 5:28 PM | link to this | reply

MayB, I guess you have to be Michaelangelo to know your stone.

Sorry about the woman's head in your garden, makes her look like an ancient statue, no? Splitting headache.

Well, the Apache man and his wife did die, but I was feeling ill one day and couldn't work and decided to Do Something rather than lie abed and whine, so I pieced them back togeether, filled cracks and repainted and you can't tell. Good enough to make the molds in China, I think. So, the Apaches are travelling to China again.

I bet that you thought that they were both women because they had on earrings, but the men wear them, too.

Or, did you mean that when the woman knocked the Navajo mother off of her perch at the Gift Show and broke her? That is two women broken. You are right. Nevermind.

Thanks for the compliments. Artists are like that, needy. I remember the post that you wrote about your husband wanting ego strokes. We delicate artists.......

posted by benzinha on August 18, 2005 at 4:28 PM | link to this | reply

Benzinha, I can see why people collect your work. These pics are the most lovely I have seen so afar. A shame about the fall of those woman. We have a women in our front yard now with a split head ;-). I don't know why it happened -- forces beyond

posted by Azur on August 18, 2005 at 5:52 AM | link to this | reply

maj, thank god I know just enough html to fix tiny things, my man.
Just used the <p> and the </P> and fixed it all....sure, I did.

posted by benzinha on August 18, 2005 at 12:49 AM | link to this | reply

maj, money only comes to me when I work really hard or sob into the phone
with a child on the other end.....sorry to hav messed up the margins. I saw that at Mom's house today when showing the pics to my visiting Mexican sister. Rats!! Will go change it now....sorry.

posted by benzinha on August 18, 2005 at 12:43 AM | link to this | reply

AnnandBenjamin, I was in a hurry and we know what happens then, don't we?
Thanks for looking, even with the posted pictures off and causing the need to mouse around. Thanks.

posted by benzinha on August 18, 2005 at 12:41 AM | link to this | reply

thanks again,Homegirl

posted by benzinha on August 18, 2005 at 12:40 AM | link to this | reply

And now, widescreen blogging?

(Crikey, I have to switch down to small print and scan back and forth!)

 

Well, sounds like you need  loan, or to find someone's wallet. Good luck!!!

posted by majroj on August 17, 2005 at 7:07 PM | link to this | reply

Beautiful pics. I wonder if the figures could be secured to the ground to prevent the wind's mischief.

Ann.

posted by A-and-B on August 17, 2005 at 2:04 PM | link to this | reply

WOW!
beautiful

posted by homegirl on August 17, 2005 at 1:57 PM | link to this | reply

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