Ceramic Face Vase with Beads

By Janet Hickey / August 24, 2014
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Angel Inspired

By Janet Hickey / January 30, 2014

Angel Inspired   Sometimes my art is intentional (if it were more so I’d get more done).  More times than not my art is inspirational – meaning my hands just start creating. A few months ago I was attempting to use up the last of my B-Mix clay (porcelain content – fired to cone 6)…

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TA DONE! Bird Watcher

By Janet Hickey / August 9, 2012

A year ago this week I blogged about my foray into the longest yard sale, showing my “treasures” – go here to see why I chose to repurpose the wall pocket … Irene – Bird Watcher. One serendipitous moment led to another and my wall pocket was joined with Irene an amateur Bird Watcher. This…

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40th Vase Sculpture

40 Already?

By Janet Hickey / October 28, 2011

My son’s 40th Birthday is today, October 29th. Geeze – can he be that old? CAN I be that old? Yep and yep. At 40 he’s a successful business man, husband and father of three. We’re very proud of the man Michael has become. I made Michael this sculpture to celebrate his 40th year. The…

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I haven’t been idle… +one

By Janet Hickey / October 7, 2011

Sculpting class started the Tuesday after we got back from vacation. I started a sculpture AND made a vase. Remember the longest yard sale and how we only got to visit a few sales before it rained so hard I was expecting the ARK to float up? Well, the long story is…my friend, knowing I’m…

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Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall

By Janet Hickey / May 12, 2011

This is the last scheduled post Google held on to. I’ll get to current stuff next. Man – I really did a good job on Humpty. He got a collar, legs, boots and hands. I knew I should have taken a picture before I left the clay studio last week. This Tuesday Humpty got out…

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Batman IV Audition

By Janet Hickey / April 28, 2011

I had a vision and instead of coming to my senses – I ran with it. A clay bird I made needed a Batman Cape. From here it goes a little sideways… I got a new Toy – I mean tool – a mini compressor. First I played with Copic markers and painted the bird…

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Find The Key, Win My Heart – Finished!

By Janet Hickey / April 23, 2011

My sculpture “Find the The Key, Win My Heart” is finished! I apologize for the pictures – but you get the gist. It hangs on the wall: 13″ tall / white earthenware clay / underglazed / bees wax on face and hands / Minwax over hat, shirt & shoes / vintage metal key hole /…

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Simple Saturday

By Janet Hickey / April 20, 2011

I have to share – Saturday was serendipitous. Our daughter Laura visited Saturday – my art room gives her hives but it’s usually the first place I take her to show her what I’m working on (then we quickly leave ;). I uncovered the clay sculpted head “Heart Strings” (first picture on the left) to…

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Red Chair Thoughts – along for the ride

By Janet Hickey / March 30, 2011

I found some rather large vintage cardboard pieces children would play with, each made to look like a brick wall. When something unusual comes my way I find myself thinking of different ways to utilize it(other than what it was intended for). Sometimes, as in this case, I acted on my thoughts before I went…

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Oil Lamp, Napkin Ring and a Blush Brush

By Janet Hickey / February 21, 2011

My daughter Laura says I have artists ADD. It got the best of me this last week. I’ve had this project on my work table for over a year. I assembled and/or sculpted all the parts but didn’t move forward because the “belly” required being filled with sand and fish and poured with clear resin.…

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What a difference a Clayday makes…

By Janet Hickey / February 17, 2011

I’m still taking classes from Red Weldon-Sandlin at Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs and Herm is on the shelf ready to be fired (see previous post). My next clay project involves a guitar string tuning thing and maybe other guitar parts (not sure yet if I want to part out my little red guitar). This…

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Herm – Claymation

By Janet Hickey / February 10, 2011

This is the second installment of the clay figure I’m making in class. Since it’s gender is not definate – it’s name is Herm (about 12″-15″ tall and will hang on the wall). I decided to go with nondescript features since it’s only an 8 week class and features could take me a lot longer.…

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Polymer Clay Play Date

By Janet Hickey / February 9, 2011

Talk about happenstance! 8 3/4″ tall x 4″ wide Click for a larger view I’ve been struggling to make a polymer clay book cover. Last Saturday, as luck would have it, I got an email from the polymer clay artist and author, Barbara McGuire. She, Patricia Dibona and Jan Stephens were having an open house…

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Clay Class – Sneak Peek

By Janet Hickey / January 22, 2011

My daughter says I have Art ADD and my husband is an enabler. There’s gotta be a meeting for people like me somewhere. I’m taking a clay building workshop from Red Weldon (awesome). I went to Daven’s clay store today to pick up a clay tool Red felt confident would be helpful. Big Mistake. It…

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Nail Hugger – Mixed Media Sculpture

By Janet Hickey / January 19, 2011

I was deployed to MS for three years to help out with a Katrina project. In that time I got to know the area and love the people. We, my friends Debbie and Rusty and I, would venture out on the weekend and pick up treasures found along the road or parking lots. During this…

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By Janet Hickey / February 12, 2010

I took an online sculpting class from Marilyn Radzat at thatcreativeplace.com. This is my version of a hoonie. He helps other Hoonies get their wings. Height: 4″ Polymer Clay: Premo Sculpy Paint: Acrylic Shell: From Fisher Island, Florida Body: Not jointed Feathers: Molted feathers from my parakeet Herm (Herm is a combination of Him and Her…

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Sylvia on the Beach

By Janet Hickey / August 21, 2009

Happenstance: coincidence, chance, fluke Sylvia On The Beach (20″ tall) was a beautiful fluke. First – At least two years prior to making Sylvia I found a unique vase at a garage sale for $2. It was a hollowed out limb of some sort. It had a velvet bottom and contained dried stems with shells…

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Jack the Purple Cat

By Janet Hickey / May 12, 2009

This was a fun pattern. Not necessarily easy. The body parts are stuffed extremely hard. I’ve made several versions with interesting pattern combinations. Jack sits on his own. Original Pattern Designer: Julie McCullough (Cat Dancer) 26″ Tall Fabric: Lightweight corduroy Face: Painted with acrylics Eyes: Plastic eyes Hair: Feathers Beading: Random pattern of seed beads.…

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By Janet Hickey / January 12, 2008

28½” High – Base Pedestal 5¼” square Ohhhh—there is so much emotion tied up in Katrina. Bear with me while I explain. I was deployed to Mississippi in 2007 to help work on a project assisting residents with housing (I was there almost three years). It was over two years after Katrina and folks were…

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