Thursday, November 6, 2008

Baby Books


These little ceramic books are a diversion I made at Susan's request. The template for the cover piece was an old credit card. Their color comes from paints of various types that Susan painted on and most have been rubbed with wax. The backs are similar, some have a color variation.

Susan taught me how to make an accordion folded piece of paper that I glued inside two ceramic covers to make the book, one book has some paper she had painted up. They are being sold today at the Austin Community College Student Art Show. She has about 10 more covers to paint for me and I may be making even more covers because they are fun to do. We are experimenting with different surface treatments, as glazing them is not a good thing -- takes up too much kiln space because they have to lie flat.

7 comments:

Angie in AZ said...

These are to DIE for! Fabulous! What a fantastic idea!

Don Madden said...

Thanks! Angie, ck the Leather Book post comment area for a link to photos of the strap tie.
Susan

Robyn said...

Great mini books. I love all the different surface treatments.

seth said...

Great diversion because these little books are wonderful!

donna said...

Oh goodie! Just in time!! Thanks to both of you for sharing these wonderful little books. I just emptied the kiln and removed my first bisqued book covers and have been obsessing about how to glaze them so the edges were neat and clean as and how to fire them flat. Hope you don't mind if I "cold fire" mine too.

(Susan we met at '07 ArtUnraveled in Sas Colby's workshop ... you gave me a piece of boy fabric. Then in the altered transparency workshop I begged and whined until you gave me a plastic skull that Don had purchased on his shopping trip.)

Your blag is a such a pick-me-up, thanks!

bindu said...

These were the books that were so popular at the Art show! Now I see why. Sorry I was in a bit of a hurry that day. Will be in touch soon, and thanks! :)

&rew said...

Cool books!!!