Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Clay Totems

April 3rd is the opening of JCC's Annual Clay Show (no, that's not its official title but I can never remember whether we're using 'pottery' or 'ceramics' or 'guild' etc).  We decided to have a theme this year and will be featuring totems!
None of us had made a totem before so it has been fun to see what we have each come up. Above is the first one I made last spring to try it out. I call it 'Potato Rocks' and after having sat in a few places in the garden it now sits with my garden boots at the side door. It is about 14" tall.
Then I thought I had better make something taller. This one is taller than me. Then with some leftovers from my Potato Rocks and other pieces I put together "Leftovers", quite whimsical and perhaps my favorite of the ones I've made.
I'm toying with how I could put these old clay prototype roses together into a totem.....
Although I'm happy with my totems I'm even more excited about all the totems being made by members of our classes! We'll be setting up the show in three weeks.


  1. That looks rather fun! Seems like it might be a challenge to keep them balanced. I like the idea too of one hanging on a wall. Maybe they don't have to be free standing?

    Hope you are well!

  2. I suddenly have a craving for a baked potato topped with the works.


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