Saturday, March 29, 2008

Owl and Bird work

A small painting of the bird girls. It's almost done but so wet I had to give up for the next couple of days.
This is the ceremony where the girls from the local village come down to the glen to dance for the Bird King. They all wear bird masks to entice the favors of the King.

I am having a bird show at Just Be in downtown Greensboro. The opening night is April 12th.
Here is one pot that has various owls from my bird book.


Musings of a Mom said...

Hey Aunt Leanne! i love the owls and i am excited about the show in April! see you or talk to you soon!


Leanne Pizio said...

Thanks Miss Haley!
I can't wait for you to come stay with us.

Undaunted said...

Now this fascinates me - I haven't had the chance to throw a pot yet, but I'd love to know how you get two colours on your vase like that. Do you paint them by hand?

I love the bird girl painting too!

Undaunted said...

Ooh sorry, and the little hat! Too much information in one post! I get confused!

Congratulations to your sister!

Anonymous said...


Leanne Pizio said...

Thanks Anne!
Hey Un D,
The pots are made with a white clay and after they set up a bit I paint the whole pot with a black green...whatever you like.
Then I carve into the blue to reveal the white clay underneath. The traditional name is scraffito.
It is a lot of fun to do. I could carve all day if my arms would let me.

Undaunted said...

Thanks for the explanation Leanne, they look great. That's a beautiful shade of blue too. I wanna have a go! I wanna have a go!