Saturday, May 30, 2009

Meow, Woof Exhibition & Fundraiser

Art Expressions in Ft. Lauderdale will be hosting a fundraiser show for Grateful Paws. I love to create work for fundraisers. For my dog related piece I created a stoneware clay box with a dog bone cut-out. As with much of my work I finished the clay with iron oxide rather than glaze. After the second firing I created a pieced fabric quilt with some berries and broken up cinnamon sticks sewn down the center. All was quilted together and stitched into the box. It measures just over 8 by 11" and is about 2" deep.

For my cat quilts I started with some cute cat fabric by Laurel Birch, adding colorful cottons until I was happy with the design. At first I had two small art quilts with buttons, yarn and clay stars. I decided they weren't finished so pieced and quilted a larger piece of fabric, attached the small quilts and then wrapped each piece around a canvas frame. I'm happy with the final quilts and will use this technique again.

If you are near Ft. Lauderdale visit the show! Perhaps I'll meet you at the opening next week!

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