Doilies

Haven’t been posting much as I’ve been busy getting involved with getting Scotland to Toronto for the Roller Derby World Cup but we’re home now and getting clayed up! (Scotland played awesomely, as we knew they would, and their 11th place doesn’t reflect the level of derby skill played by our national side. Luck of the draw… there’s always next time).

I’ve been working a lot with a new hand building process, using lace and crocheted doilies (some vintage, some newish) impressed into clay slabs. It’s been interesting picking out the patterns and finding new designs from within a pattern that look nothing like the actual doily.

My latest discovery is that one of my doilies produces an almost scale-like effect. I’ve done some test tiles with this design but will be expanding that in the future. With quite a few snake and reptile-owning friends, I have lots of inspiration.

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This same process has also produced sunburst tiles that will look quite fab when they are glazed.

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Lots of pretties (and a sneak peek at Mo’s latest art tile creation)!

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