San Benito County Open Studios 2017 / Couling Studio
Photos from 2017 Open Studios, Cindy Couling’s Home Studio location.
Matroyoska Ceramic Doll Set – Pages 08/07/14
I’ve been working on a set of ceramic Matroyoska dolls. Note to self, you must learn how to spell it properly and remember the name before you start blogging about it. Really, I’ve had a hard time remembering the name of the dolls and it’s embarrassing. I am not even sure I have it right […]
Anti Valentines Day Charms – Pages 02/08/14
Anti Valentine’s Day Charms Well, it’s been awhile. Here are a couple things I’ve been working on over the past few weeks. Top are some Anti-Valentine mixed media Charms I made for a swap. I picked up the metal charms from eBay and made the hearts from air dry clay. I then wrapped wire around […]
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Like to see my work in progress? Come over to FaceBook and say hi! www.facebook.com/cmcouling Here are some of the things I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. I’ve done some ceramics, ATCS, an illustration and some microscope slides. I’ve been trying to use up supplies before buying more, and I have discovered […]
I’ve been busy! My blog is neglected. What can I say? I am spending alot more time posting things on FaceBook these days and am wondering if this blog will stay active much longer. Anyway – here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple of months. I’ve been making alot of pottery to prepare […]
A few things I’ve been working on. Some altered images I paint, doodle and stamp on. I’ll use those in journal spreads, like the one above. I’m also working on some pottery too, trying to build up my stock before the big show in November. It’s hard getting back into clay after many months off, […]
Since I’ve been feeling under the weather I’ve been doing small projects in front of the TV while I rest – ATCs, painting pottery and doing some finishing work on various small projects. I’ve had these Day of the Dead clay magnets in a box for well over a year, just waiting for magnets to […]
Working on painting some small trays about 6″ x 6″. I used underglazes on low fire clay. These are in the kiln and will need to be overglazed with transparent and fired one more time. I think I like the contrast between the bright color and the simple black and white. I think I might […]
Treasures from the kiln. Check out the haul. 🙂 Opening the kiln is always big fun. Perfect firing, nothing lost, nothing needing to be re-fired. Getting ready for my show in November. Hoping to get in one more load before then.
I’ve been ignoring my blog lately. But, I’ve been working on projects the whole time. Here’s a selection of some things I’ve been doing. A couple ATCs. One was for a friend’s family member who she sends copies of my cards to. She loves collecting them, and I thought it would be nice to make […]
This sun bowl is now ready to be glazed. All the underglazes are in place. Once it comes out of the kiln, the colors will brighten up and be shiny.
Bob and I are putting together a mirror frame kit we bought from Aftosa. I was originally going to paint my own tiles, but we found a seller on eBay (search on Mexican Talavera Tiles) who sells batches of Mexican tile odds and ends pretty inexpensively. You can buy them in various ‘lots’ from 5-100’s. […]
This weekend I was in the Holiday for the Arts show at the Olive Hyde Gallery in Fremont. You can see my bottle toppers, some painted ornaments and a platter on the last photo on the top shelf. It was a nice show!
My display at Art in Clay 2010. You know, it never fails to surprise me what items sell at any show. Last year I sold a ton of bottle stoppers, and this year … not one so far. On the other hand, things that didn’t sell LAST YEAR, are selling. *scratching head* Oh well, shoppers […]
My finished clay boxes. I was *SO* excited when these came out of the kiln. The colors on the moon box really intensified more than I expected. I finished the lids with ornamental pulls.
Some new arty magnets just finished and fired and ready to package. I promise, they aren’t as yellow as the picture. My iphone makes everything look jaundiced! lol. These go for $9 a piece. If anyone wants one before they go to a show – lemme know! 😉
Here’s a new clay box I am working on. It’s pretty big at approx 8″ wide and 12″ tall. I am working on a day to night theme. I still need to finish the mountains, and then do some words on the hair of each character. This piece still needs to be glazed and then […]
This is a new covered, extruded ceramic box I am working on. The top comes off, so I am using the top as a ‘landscape’. (So, the line of the lid is the mountain ridge.) One side is going to be daytime, and the other side will be nighttime. Just getting started on this. Usually […]
On my art table: Working on underglazing my ceramic bottle toppers. I tend to do a bunch at a time to save paint. I have a bunch of Day of the Dead toppers I need to get ready for my show at Higher Fire in October.
This is one of about 6 bisqued extruded boxes Bob and I made. We weren’t sure they’d even make it through the first firing without blowing, but they did! The size is about 8X8, which is pretty large. They weigh a TON. This is the first underglaze layer I painted on with Duncan Underglazes. The […]
These are some cute little clay circles I painted with underglazes. Getting ready to fix the paints in the kiln. Once they are fixed, I’ll glaze them and refire. These were alot of fun to make. My vision is to adhere ring backs to them and make some cute girlie muse rings. A super power […]
More pics of my stuff at Itty Bitty. Grabbed these from the shop’s FB fan page.
I worked on some ceramic tile magnets last night while watching TV. These small items are perfect to work on when I want to chill, but feel like doodling. The size is about 1.75 X 1.75. They’ll need to be glazed and fired.
A final batch of Day of the Dead hand painted ceramic skulls. They were ALOT of work, but worth it. It’s so cool to see them all together. To the left are a few covered with glaze waiting to be fired. Next week I’ll get them into the kiln. My November show and sale is […]