|A page from my sketchbook.|
|In progress. The cat and fronds are the|
front panel of the drawer.
|Back view with niche.|
|The top box has been added... the curved|
lid comes off.
|The bisqued box with temporary|
wire for the bird.
As I'm stuck on the couch and can't play in clay yet, I thought I'd share some photos of The Cheshire Chest seen in the banner of my blog. I learned the technique of making the working drawer and little niche at a fabulous workshop with Lana Wilson and Margaret Bohls a few years ago. It's finished with acrylic paint, because I wanted the bright colors, and I added wooden feet. This piece won the Award for 3 Dimensional work at a juried Open Show at the Oak Ridge Art Center in 2009. It was one of the most fun pieces I've ever worked on.
|A view with the drawer open and the top lid removed.|