Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Slab Candlesticks w/ Beeswax Candles

To see how behind I am on keeping my posting up to date is to know that this was a December assignment. So what's that?  Almost 5 months behind, yep.  Oh well.

This is a clay piece that goes home with the kids to be used as a gift during the holidays.  The candlestick is their first experience with the slab technique and embossing on the clay.  It's also their first sawdust fired piece.  After it comes thru that firing they have a choice on the finish.  To let it looking very primitive and put a glue sealer on it or to rub metallic oil based compounds over it.  
Junior Rita Labib chose the latter and rubbed several colors on hers.  She also chose to embellish with interesting  beads.  Love the little clay bird she found.
I also showed the kids how to make tapered beeswax candles so these ended up being really nice gifts  for the season.

1 comment:

  1. this is beautiful. especially w/the rolled candle- so much texture.
    & regarding your earlier post, i don't know about daughters, but here in boy land we have some of the same issues!