beach stones

My new “office”

It has been a wonderful summer, full of great weather, great friends and quite a few trips to the beach….my new office.  Trips to the “office” have a purpose other than soaking up the waves and sun.  My new work requires a lot of beach stones, the more the better.  There are certain specs that have to be met, before I toss them in the sand pail.  Flat-oval-thin.  Black, white, green, or red.  Occasionally a stray stone, one considered “amazing” will find its way to the pail.

My new obsession is just an extension to my old beach combing days.  I felt a sense of urgency last week, as the water and weather will be getting colder, and it will not be a place for flip-flops for another 6 months.

 

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July 2015 – new work

It took nearly a year of sketching, day dreaming, imagining and collecting “just the right beach stones”, but we finally have it.  I am quite happy with how things turned out.  Each piece was thrown on the wheel, trimmed, carved and worked on to create a channel.  Then each was burnished, fired, glazed inside only and fired again.  The finishing touches are placed in the channel when complete.

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