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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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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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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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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Best Stressed

By Janet Hickey / September 12, 2010

11″ high – vent is 5″ wide Class with Debra Fritts started on a Monday. By Wednesday my latent artist talent and pent up emotions were flying high. Tuesday evening this dress had arms and the beginning of a neck and head. I woke up Wednesday morning and knew that the head and neck had…

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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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