February Fabs

I am loving this time of year….Spring!  And this week we are having the best weather in the country!

I have been playing around with functional wares the past several weeks.  Experimenting with styles and glazes.

My latest designs are influenced by East Indian textiles and designs.  I love the vibrant colors and stamped designs they have in thier saris and bed coverings.  The exotic images of tassles, slipppers and billowy folds of drapery, piles of satan pillows.  Those are the images I love of the Indian culture.

I thought I would let you see the beginnings of design.  I don’t know if I will stick with this design but as all my beginnings, they always evolve.

I have made butter dishes, creamers, tubs, pitchers, cups and cake plates.

Coffee Cups with teal and muted turquoise glaze.
Coffee Cups with teal and muted turquoise glaze.
2 Coffee Cups in teal and muted turquoise, with tear drop stamp design
2 Coffee Cups in teal and muted turquoise, with tear drop stamp design
Fuchia mini creamer, with  deep red tear drop stamped design.
Fuchia mini creamer, with deep red tear drop stamped design.
Candy dish with Fuchia glaze and tear drop stamped design
Candy dish with Fuchia glaze and tear drop stamped design
Small bowl  teal and Turquoise glaze with tear drop stamp design
Small bowl teal and Turquoise glaze with tear drop stamp design

 

Salt and Pepper Shakers with tub
Salt and Pepper Shakers with tub

 

Teal and Turquoise Gravy Boat
Teal and Turquoise Gravy Boat

 

Teal and Turquiose Butter Dish
Teal and Turquiose Butter Dish

 

 

 

Published by robinchladdesigns

I have been doodling, coloring, drawing, cutting, sculpting, painting, sewing, writing and everything in between since I could hold a crayon in my hand. My first art projects were filling up a big, fat coloring book of bridal dresses. I boldly ventured into new territory with paint-by-number sets. I graduated to luxurious and decadent velvet (paint-by-number) sets. Eventually, I mastered the art of Spirogragh. Originally from upstate New York I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1986. Back then I was a single mom and found myself in the job market. I went to Pima Community College for training. Instead of diving into my academics I kept hanging around the pottery studio. Some people lived there and if I didn’t have two little girls at home I would have ended up living there as well. Joking aside, I fell in love with clay and all its possibilities. Being in a position to care for my kids, in 1989 I created a very marketable, creative, and functional item. It was a simple concept that took me into new heights of the craft world and I became an entrepreneur. Creating and selling became my passion. I had achieved success for many years. I loved being my own boss and living the artist’s dream. Life moved real fast and before I knew it my girls were all grown up, moving out, getting married and having kids of there own. Hey, wait a minute… I am a Gramma at 40? No sweat, I handled it gracefully. Fast forward to the present: I have been on a journey led by God. I took a sabbatical for the last 6 years learning new people skills in real estate, retail and care giving to the elderly. But my natural instincts kept leading me back to what my soul cannot deny. New visions, new risks, and a stronger faith has lead me to this point. Have I arrived? It’s like my life is all mapped out and a red arrow points to You Are Here! But the road keeps going and I have learned to listen to that still small voice. My days are filled with a little bit of art, a little bit of caring for my grandchildren, care giving to the elderly and volunteering at Sunday school. I am currently working on sculpting with clay in a tile mosaic setting, like my Seed Pod series or House of Fruit Trios. Some of my pieces are a mixture of individual 3-D tiles, shadow box shrines, and ornaments. The work that’s being created is inspirational, whimsical, and contemporary. Even though life can be very serious and intense I hope to achieve simply bringing joy or even a smile to someone’s face though my creations. I am also designing and developing my%2

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