HANDCRAFTED BY A DEAR FRIEND..
I wanted to share the story of my simple crock candle lamps..I am so lucky to live where I live as I am surrounded by some very talented people..Ann lives 2 doors down from me and walks her dog along the road past my home everyday..She is a retired art teacher and now has her own pottery and art studio..she sells her wares at local craft shops and at the mo her paintings are on exhibition in Italy..I wanted to make a couple of simple crock lamps for my home and mentioned this to her one morning on passing..she said she would be delighted to make the bases for me on the condition I helped..
They started life as a lump of clay and Ann molded them into shape..not an easy task as I discovered..
This is real precision work and I was amazed at how they were formed.It did take quite a bit of time as they had to rest in between stages..we would call in on our way home from school to see what they were doing..He is Finley my youngest son watching Ann..
They were then dipped in slip to give them the creamy grey colour I was after..
They we rested for another week and then I painted the simple design on the crocks..that didn't take long as you can see only a couple of stokes LOL..
Ann glazed the crocks and fired them..On the morning of my birthday she said they were done but wasn't happy as they had taking on a crackle look..I was absolutely thrilled they looked so worn..perfect I said..I brought them home and fitted my candle lights..
They have tucked in along side my other crocks perfectly and look great..I just love them..Thank you Ann.. Hope everyone is keeping well *~*Blessings*~*