I’ve wanted to try making garden bells for quite some time and finally got a chance to do some experimenting. I rolled out some stoneware clay, textured it and formed various sized bells. Then, using scraps from the bells, I made little birds and owls and some beads to use as components. This was fun!
Because of the thickness of some of the components, I allowed 2 weeks drying time before the bisque firing. Then it was time to try out some of the brushable Coyote glazes I acquired when I purchased the studio inventory from a potter going out of business. I normally dip my pieces in glazes, so brushing on was a new experience.
All the jars of glaze on the top shelf were practically free. Garden bells seemed a good project for trying them out.
Got all the bells put together and I’m thrilled with the results. They each have a different sound and personality. I’ll definitely be making more of these.
You can find these and more in my Etsy shop here.