Monthly Archives: October 2009

Kiln Openings Never Dull

The East Austin Studio Tour program scheduled for Clayworks  (Nov. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) will explore the connection between architects and artisans.  A panel of local architects, who are all skilled artisans in their own right, will discuss how … Continue reading

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Bluebonnets sprout in clayworks garden

In Austin, Texas the bluebonnet seeds begin to sprout in the early autumn . They bloom in the very early spring , depending on the amount of rain. I have heard tell of Bluebonnets growing in Massachusetts but I don’t … Continue reading

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The finished address number plaque

The finished plaque waiting to be picked up and installed on our client’s front porch. See more our work at Clayworks.net

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Grouting the address plaque

Here are some photos of Chris grouting the number plaque. Chris is using a float to smear the plaque with grout and push the grout between the tiles. She has used masking tape to protect the tiles from the grout … Continue reading

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large house numbers

I thought our readers would like to see this house number plaque as it gets finished. the client chose the 6 inch number tiles surrounded by two shades of green square 2 inch tiles. In the  picture they have been … Continue reading

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Custom stall plaques for a horse barn

We’ve carved the original, cast the mold and fired a sample for a client who ordered  plaques labeling nine stalls for her horse barn.   We now have approval from the client to make the rest. The commission began with … Continue reading

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Making shell tiles for address plaque

One of the objects I most enjoy making is the shell we use on the beach style address plaque. Maybe it’s because I grew up on the Texas coast and have fond memories of shell collecting. In order to produce … Continue reading

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