I tried making a few kitchen items on the wheel. This first one is a cup... I didn't realize how much the pottery actually shrinks when it goes through the fire twice. The first time for the bisque fire and then again after that the items are glazed and fired again. The gold design you see on the pot is actually a stain that was done over-top the glaze.
This second item was meant to be a creamer- the clay dried a little too much for me to be able to get a handle onto it though so it's a creamer without a handle. I really like how the color of the creamer turned out though.
Dr. MC has been busy creating a lot of new things, and these are some matching his&hers toiletry/makeup bags. They're really cute. As you can see, the lining is a different fabric from the outside, and the trimming is super fun as well.
There are little compartments for holding makeup brushes, mascara etc and then the zip top portion is for smaller items.
Dr. MC has recently opened up a new shop on ETSY called DrMCsCrafts, please go and check it out.
I wanted to share these cute little miniature bird houses. They're made of wood and I painted them into bright spring like colors then varnished the little houses in order to protect them from the environment.
For some reason, the little striped roofs remind me of Dr. Seuss...I'm not exactly sure why, but they do.
This photo was taken at a wedding a few years ago now. I love rich jewel tone shades of colors like this gorgeous purple, or royal blue, ruby red, emerald green, turquoise etc.
This page has some beautiful gold foil details on the papers and the designs floating around the photo were some rub-ons. I really didn't feel the need to add many other elements to this page since the background paper itself had so many details on it- I didn't want to take away from the paper's beauty.
© Ammara Cokar 2015
Here are a few more pieces of pottery that I made, this time I tried carving out designs into the clay before firing it. This first piece is now being used as a pencil holder.
The carving effect didn't turn out as nicely as I would have liked... so, I will have to try another technique with the glazing when I attempt this again. You can see only a faint shadow of the henna pattern that I attempted to carve into this piece. I want the carvings to show up more clearly.
I use this blue piece to hold some of my makeup brushes. I am going to try and attempt to make larger pieces now because everything that I've made so far basically fits in the palm of my hand.
Here's yet another contribution from Dr. MC. She has been working with some felt and this is the first batch of tags that were created.
The tags can be used for a number of different things, such as baggage ID tags.
The tags have been made with some really cute printed felt.
A few of Dr. MC's creations will be joining me at markets so they'll be available for purchase.
I love desi weddings, especially family ones because it's always an extravagant week long affair where everyone gets together to celebrate. This page was made to reflect the gorgeous colors in the photograph from the bride's dress, the groom's headpiece, and the background.
The gold colored border below the image is actually a glitter border and the red border around the perimeter of the page has gold foil on it. The layout itself is quite simple because of how intricate the rest of the elements on the page are.
© Ammara Cokar 2015
Arts & Crafts
I love creating stuff. I also get bored easily. So, on this blog you'll find my experiments with various mediums and techniques along with some of my students' creations from classes that I teach.
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