Glowhouse Preview: Erisa Rocks
Okay, I can’t help myself, I have to share some of these before their debut at my upcoming wedding in July. Here’s the story: I decided to make these little ceramic houses that hold tea lights as centerpieces. I asked many of my artsy crafty friends to help me in the making of them. Luckily, I have access to a kiln! A few weeks ago, I had a bridal shower and those that attended made glowhouses. My friend, Erisa, made her piece prior to the shower, so she was able to glaze it when she got there. She also glazed her boyfriend, Rob’s. See Erisa’s and Rob’s glazed houses as well as some of the bisque fired pieces below. This weekend we will be glazing again and I can’t wait to see how they turn out—I’ll be blogging about these for weeks and months to come! They are just that special…
Erisa made this little gnome home with thin, delicate slabs of white clay. She carved out curved windows and added a bit of texture to the eaves of the roof. After it was bisque fired, she carefully painted on layers of glaze with a fan brush. The glazes are made by Mayco and are called Jungle Gems. They have bits of pigment that explode when fired, giving it a fireworks effect.
Rob made this sweet little A frame. He crafted it with thin slabs and gave his a floor. Erisa glazed this piece for him. It will be cool to see this one illuminated because the inside will probably glow even brighter due to the yellow glazed interior.
Hilary, of Pink Pianos blog, created a little shingled dwelling, adding each shingle one at a time. It’s a gorgeous piece!
Yvonne crafted a sweet little turret on this thatched roof glowhouse! I love it!
A sunflower roof sits on top of Casey’s glowhouse with leaf-shaped windows.
A floral arrangement adorns the rooftop of Claudia’s unique and wonderful glowhouse. I know it’s going to look even more spectacular after the glazing.
Kat is a basket weaver at heart! I love how she constructed the roof of her glowhouse. I can’t wait to see how the light shines through the basket weave.
Maggi crafted this delicate little masterpiece brick by brick. I love the curved star piece that forms a domed roof. Can’t wait to see it glazed!
I love this little toadstool glowhouse that Franny made. The top removes and has a little hole where the light will shine out.
Barbara crafted a menagerie of ceramic characters, like a miniature Stonehenge.
Amanda made a great crenelated castle tower with a moat and a snake. Can’t wait to see it glazed—then we can adhere the snake to the moat, also.
Danny held onto his mushroom theme with this Mushroomstamp Productions style glowhouse. Nice work!
Sweet Lila made this little dwelling with a pinhole for light to escape and a vine covered roof.
Lilly formed her votive holder like the bell of a trumpet!