Falling leaves – ceramic wall art

When we moved into this house I decided that I didn’t want anything near the windows that would distract from the view so I went for plain walls and simple blinds.

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But for some time I’ve wanted to make something to hang in the corner that would add interest but not overwhelm. I wanted to connect the outside and the inside in some way.

So while I had the raku kiln out I made ‘Falling Leaves’ wall art. These are made with the heavily grogged clay , I used some brushed on as slip to roughen up the surface. This has worked really well adding texture to the leaves once glazed.

Some of the leaves have amazing colour.

raku leaves

leaves for the wallThe beauty of raku is you are never quite in control, I’m sure I didn’t use these colour glazes.

raku leaf
ceramic leaf wall art

I thought this leaf was less interesting so I gave it some faux water droplets.
ceramic leaf

Here’s how they look all together, I’m really pleased with them.P1440497
Spacing the leaves was a bit problematic even though I tried them out on the floor and measured the spacing. Never mind, out came the polyfilla. I’m still not sure about the spacing, I might add a couple more small leaves. I have a kiln full of leaves bisque firing today as I’m certainly going to add these to my range of products. I’m so pleased with how these turned out, and they make me smile.


raku leaves

11 thoughts on “Falling leaves – ceramic wall art

  1. Leni Strong

    Gorgeous leaves- I also like plain windows to let the outside in and the leaves certain make a statement.

    Reply
    1. eganj1 Post author

      Hi Amy, I had thought of making a mobile first of all but it’s so windy here and we have a door into the garden next to the window. I imagined the mobile becoming a wind chime and I couldn’t take the stress of risking them breaking so I went for wall art instead. 🙂

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