CUTEsies!

Miniature clay forms speak to us. 
Like anything small, they beg to be noticed and admired.


“CUTEsies” are made from earthenware, stoneware or Raku clay and end up being artistic interpretations of aromatherapy vessels, weed pots, scent bottles, embellishing pitchers, incense holders, shakers or wildflower vases. They are formed by individually easing two circles of clay over the outside of bowls which gradually decrease in size. When the two circles of clay become half round bowl shapes themselves, they are joined together at the rim enclosing the air within which makes further shaping and finishing possible. Some forms end up with intricate daubers which extend way down into their bodies while others, intended to hold incense sticks, aromatherapy reeds or herb cuttings, are finished with various straw-size openings. All get extreme attention to detail which is one of the things which makes them so darn CUTE!

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Comment by Barbara Hanselman on October 11, 2014 at 10:05am

Thank you!  My students love making them as well...

Comment by juli long on October 10, 2014 at 3:28pm

Barbara,

These are great! The texture and glazes really make them stand out.

Comment by Barbara Hanselman on October 10, 2014 at 12:31am

http://bhclaysmith.wordpress.com

THE leaves are made on the back of a disposable Gillette razor handle.  My blog above shows you exactly how to make them if you are interested!

Comment by George Lewter on October 9, 2014 at 11:16pm

Barbara, what a magnificent collection! The textures, the breaking glazes, the assembly details are all top shelf. I especially likes the leaf sprigs you used at the joint between spout and body. 

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