more time in studio

unfinished tile conjunto:
“Entrance to Southwest” © CC Sniderbryan Ochre clay, Duncan, Mayco + ? glazes

There is more spare time at home now! I am not helping someone get to school anymore … and the new work study assistants have started at the Museum, cutting the work load in half over there.

drawing done for cottonwood tile conjunto ©1993 CC Sniderbryan

This tile piece began probably 20 years ago or more with this drawing. The way is open now to follow-through!


— December 30, 2012 —

After the glaze firing . . .

Vistazo al sur © 2012 CC Snider-Bryan

Vistazo al sur © 2012 CC Snider-Bryan


10 Responses to “more time in studio”

  1. 1 pcallen
    September 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Wow, 20 years, I love it that you kept this and came back to work on it. It must make that artwork very happy that you still care for it, wait, or is that your own self you’re caring for?
    Plus, I do like the image/idea, its coming out great, can’t wait to see it grouted!

    • September 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Thanks, Peter. I like to think in those terms meself – that the artwork has a life. I too imagine it happy to be coming out of its hibernation. My olde clay slab (i.e., “tile”) conglomerations have been made without grout … glued to a board. But now that mosaic is in my blood, well, we shall see if grout prevails. There ain’t much grout space here. I am planning on making this a second time, too – after gleaning from the first.

  2. September 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

    What a beautiful tile. And isn’t the gift of a little extra time wonderful?

    I understand perfectly the “twenty year gap”. I have a file filled with good ideas (or so I think). None are so old, but many of them are like your drawing – a sketch, a title, a paragraph, just waiting for me to do something with them. You’ve inspired me to go roaming around in my draft files, just to see what’s there!

    • September 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Hi Linda,
      Yes, extra time feels wonderful and unbelievable. Neat you understand the long gestation. May you find a gem that rings true when you go to your file!

  3. October 2, 2012 at 6:51 am

    What a beautiful tile. So glad it has called you back again. It will be fun to watch the metamorphosis and see where this leads you.

    • October 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Thank you, Ann. The Muse is calling, and I need to heed. In the meantime, like you, right? I get to also heed the Muse of teaching environmental ed to families, which is a darned neat companion!

  4. October 10, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Beautiful. The tile and the drawing. The drawing itself is frameworthy. While each individual component of it has a delightful childlike simplicity, the overall piece has a compelling aesthetic complexity. Love it.

    • October 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Thank you, Bill. Thanks for coming to look
      I just went to your blog – will be visiting more often – many things to appreciate over there. Chickens are serious! I have a chicken pot to post one of these days – another story from our yard.

  5. January 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    What beautiful work! Such detail in it. I have always admired your art.

    • January 30, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      Evangeline, that means a lot coming from someone whose work I admire, too. It is a neat thing to get to see someone else’s vision again and again and learn about it, and these blogs do allow that.

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