Playing with fire

Aho my friends. A while back I showed you a picture of ornaments that were blank and not raku fired yet. I finally fired 187 of them and they are now ready to ship. These are for the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ. If you`re in the area, stop in and see this marvel of vision and construction. These little ornaments are fashioned after little broken pieces of pottery, hence the name shard ornaments. The images are a couple of different crosses and the Chapel front as seen from the road leading up to it. It is built into the natural rock formation. The whole story can be seen on line at I use to put ribbon on them but my wife found this hemp cord for hanging them. I think it is a better choice since they look more natural and part of the environment.

Here is a reminder along with the finished box of ornaments. Both of these pictures were taken with my cell phone. That`s another whole story. I rarely use my phone as a phone anymore. Text, take pictures, tells you where your going (at my age that`s a real plus). Actually a 10 year old put the GPS thing on my phone after a pow wow. They followed me around and around driving to pow wow and decided I needed it. What took the longest was transferring the pictures from my phone to my computer so they could eventually live here. Go to  and you can see the pottery that I fired for my wife to fill an order for Red Canyon Collections, also in Sedona. No matter where you are, just remember everything is related and everything travels in a circle.

raku fired ornaments
Completed shard ornaments
clay ornaments
sanded ornaments waiting for glaze and finishing


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