And now for something completely different...........
A couple of years ago I took a class with Chris Campbell, a local potter who is nationally know for her work with colored porcelain clay. The murrinis I made in class were intended to become plates, bowls and vases, though those items never quite materialized and the clay sat idle with all its lovely potential wrapped in damp cloths and plastic. I realized that if I was ever going to set that clay free for the world to see, it would have to be in bead form. Each bead is hand rolled with attention given to balance the colors of clay, which leads them to be nonuniform is size, but uniform in pretty. Visit Chris's web site for more information and a beautiful tour of color at ccpottery.com.
The beads are available for purchase at Ornamentea (the shop) and will soon be available on Ornamentea.com .
Thanks for helping me set this lovely clay free to go out and beautify the world!