Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Nature Attack!" Award Winning Ceramic Piece

Hello Lovely's! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I have been hard at work with college, my crafts, and working! I'd thought I check back in and show off some of the crafts I have been working on

The ceramic piece above is just one of my many pieces I pumped out this last semester in my ceramic class. This "pod" piece won first place in the local college student art show. It stands two feet tall and contains 4 separate pieces. Each piece slides onto a rod that is connected to a wood base! The pieces were high fired and built using pinch and coil hand building techniques.

All were inspired by textures in nature! These textures were feathers, suctions cups on a sea creature, wood stumps and various mushrooms!
Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoyed! More ceramic projects to come!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Argyle Matching Dog Bowls... HANDMADE!

Hello. I thought I'd show you another one of my ceramic projects from my Fall Semester at college. I made these bowls for my royal and spoiled puppy. They turned out extremely well. One is a water bowl and the other is a food bowl. They are perfectly heavy, so they are extremely durable.

The bowls were pretty complicated to make in the designing stage. Figuring out how to get the perfect curves in the bone was probably the hardest part.

In addition to the actual structure, I applied some green-ware techniques and glazed the piece with some wipe away methods and such.

Thanks for looking! Comment and Critiques are strongly accepted and recommended!
Love, Chessles
Handmade with Love!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Peacock Inspired Feather Earrings

Hipsters and feather lovers beware. You might just fall in love!

Well I warned you! I am totally inspired by peacock feathers and I felt I had to make myself a pair of feather earrings! So here they are!

They are made of my chickens very own feathers and some dyed craft feathers. The chain and medal pieces are recycled from old broken pieces of jewelry.
Hope this project spurred some form of creativity for you today!
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dog Collars, Made Completely by Hand!

Welcome back! I thought I might share a project that I have found success in. Welcome to my line of handmade, sturdy dog collars!

They are made completely by hand. Heavy duty buckles, medal D rings, adjustable for bigger or smaller pups. The whole deal!

They were extremely fun to make and I was able to sell a few to people who were interested!

During the photo shoot, my Puppy was interested in the treats... so she let her self have a one, or three!
Hope you enjoyed. More projects to come. If you want tutorials of how to make these beauties let me know if your interested. Also if you like what you see on here, Like us on Facebook!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Introducing the adventures of Gumby!

So I have decided to start a new and funny project. I have official called it the "Adventures of College Gumby!" This post includes Gumby doing some Yoga poses.... ooohh gooo Gumby!

Look, even Gumby can do Half Moon, Ardha Chandrasana!

Warrior 2, Virabradrasana! Do you see something funny about this picture?

and last but not least, good old Down Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana!

Thanks for looking! More will be coming... Namaste!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hot Off The Press, Ceramic Cupcake!

Photo Credit to Melanie Frakes
Here and now I introduce my very first official ceramics project! I call it the super delish in-edible cupcake. It is complete with rainbow sprinkles and a cherry on top!

As of recent I have decided to take up a ceramics class at my local community college. With all my other classes consuming my time, I found it essential to who I was to take a creative art class. So here I am posting my ceramic projects. 
The first assignment was to make an object using the solid technique. I feel my project turned out pretty damn awesome!

Expect more to come!

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hand Made Travel Journal!

There is nothing better than handmade, right? That's exactly what I think. And so my best friend just graduated from high school I found it only appropriate to craft her something amazing as a graduation gift. I knew she was on the road to traveling the whole world and thought she would need something to write in. And so now I present the ultimately and completely handmade travel journal!

The design for the journal came from this website. The journal is made from folded typing paper, water colored paper, cardboard, an overly labored over weathered map and some handmade country maps!

To prepare the cover paper I figured the map must look weathered, right? Right, so after some coffee soaking, I tried to lift the wet map out of the baking sheet and like a little kid with a fragile object the beautifully weathered map fell apart along the folded edges! Fortunately after some hair-drying and taping it was almost as good as new. I also finished it off with some gold watercolor for a rich look.

The cool flag and earth charms were made out of fused bubble wrap and melted crayon. The bookmark tassel is simply an old chain from a broken necklace with ribbon weaved in and out of it.

And now this leads me to the inside of the journal. I put a nice pocket for loose papers in the back of the journal and decorated it!

The front page of the journal I also decorated and personalized for my friend. P.S. she makes amazing cupcakes!

She really did love the journal and frankly I really enjoyed making a journal completely by hand! From this moment on I'll never buy a journal from the store again!

Thanks for looking!