Saturday, November 10, 2007

Everything from an egg

Opened up the kiln early this morn- ing, so excited to get out all the new "parts" I have been working on. This is the first of the "Vessels for the Journey" pieces I made. Had a heck of a time getting the perfect shade of Robin egg blue. Fortunately, I have a robin egg I found over the summer that I had saved especially for this project to match the color. Was very helpful as an aid for color matching. This is merely the egg without any of the added bling. I just love the simplicity of it. I will of course make a more elaborate version with additional dangley charms and beads. In the glass encased back of the egg I added the quote "Ex ovo omnia" by William Harvey. Translated from Latin "Everything from an egg". I also fired many parts for other shapes, including a moon, heart, Venus of Willendorf, adult face, and an infant face. I have ideas for many other shapes, but this is what I am starting with. Has taken a VERY long time to get this project to this point. I can't wait to get to work on the rest of them. The size of the egg is 1 1/8" X 1 3/4" and almost 1/2" deep.

3 comments:

Ellen Lyn said...

What a beautiful piece! It looks so much like a real egg....and the back (or is it the front) is fabuous. I can't wait to see more and hope they will be offered on your web site!!

Angie in AZ said...

Ingrid, these vessel pieces are just amazing! I love all of them and I look forward to see how you further develop the concept!

Lizbethem said...

Totally Fabulous, Ingrid!

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