Every year, when I buy a pink poinsettia, I cut the flowers and make bouquets of them with roses to pop into vases instead of leaving them on the plant. But this year, I had made this planter at a ceramic class and was excited to have something to put in it.
I might buy another pink poinsettia to cut flowers from, they are usually only $3 or so for a small one at Walmart.
Some friends were taking a class from a local artist and invited me to come along. I really didn't have time, and have no background in ceramics, but it sounded like such fun, and I'm glad I made time, it really, really was!
It was an interesting class, and was much easier to do than I expected. Our instructor, Jan, had the clay rolled out and ready to go, we took the slab, wrapped it around either a paint can, jar, or cylinder, and then embellished and added to it as we wished.
For the holidays, I'm calling her and elf, not a fairy.We came back a week later to glaze, and that sure can be a crap shoot, can't it? I was going for "white velvet" on the base with metallic gold on the textures.
The gold was more espresso than metallic.
So, I added some Rub'n Buff with my fingertip to accent the veins in the leaves and some of the other areas. I used bronze, silver, and gold. Those helped quite a bit. I've used it on furniture before, but wouldn't have thought of doing it on a clay pot. Jan had a selection of colors of it for us to try.