Friday, May 30, 2014

Imagination Goggles and Teapot a go go

5" x 7"
Ceramic, terra sigillata, underglazes, glazes, wire

Off to a show at the Pence Art Gallery in Davis, California.  It was bubbled--wrapped--boxed--shipped with two other goggled heads for company.The show runs from June 1-27.  In the meanwhile the Sixth International Teapot Show at the American Museum of Ceramic Art ends June 1st.  Pear Nest Teapot was sold during the exhibit. 

Pear Nest Teapot's baby picture

waiting for first firing


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sweet and Sun Kissed Kiln Thoughts

"A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full or wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood."
Rachel Carson from The Sense of Wonder


Sweetness came out of the kiln last week.  I think the kiln took one look at that face and kissed those ruddy cheeks.  For a small piece it has presence.  The feeling of walking in a field of summer grass.  The warmth of the sun on bare shoulders.  Days of picking buttercups to press under one's chin, so wishful of love and acceptance.  When daydreams were made of quiet magic and collected as if they were soft creatures.  Tamed and kept.  A menagerie of thoughts and desires.

Charlene Doiron Reinhart
18” x 8” x 8”
Ceramic, terra sigillata, oxide stains, glazes

"Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold..."

from song "Fields of Gold" by Sting

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