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September Nature Challenge Winner!

Congratulations Gail Barnett from "My Studio on the Lake"! I think you will all agree her (C) entry was a wonderful interpretation of the September Challenge picture.  It captured the essence completely!  September's prize is a bottle of Spectrum Glaze Crystals -Cro8 Reactive Blue and a $10 gift Certificate for bisque ware from Bisque Bead Supply!  Thanks to all who submitted entries...they were all inspiring! Below is the winning entry picture and the note included from Gail.

"Thought I wasn't going to make it - I thought 
it would NEVER stop raining here 
in Kansas City. I love doing all 
of these challenges! Hope you like 
it as much as I enjoyed making it!"  

Gail Barnett 
My Studio On The Lake 
Crystal Lakes, Missouri  
Details: Low fire , stains, velvet underglazes,clear 
glaze and copper wire.

Gail...I'll be in touch in a few days to get the prizes to you!
Hope you're all thinking of ideas for Octobers' Nature Challenge...
Everyone enjoyed the first challenge and we had over 30 votes!



  1. Congratulations to the winner!!! The beads are stunningly presenting the mood, colors and shapes of the inspirational photo. Love it!

  2. wow very very nice! I don't know how to get those earthy shades in a glaze.

  3. Gail...that sounds like an invite...care to share any of your technique? The colors are just so earthy and cozy...

  4. Gail was so kind to share some details of creating her piece. Here is what she said:

    "As far as what I did with my piece.... I started with several detailed sketches, then I hand formed all of my beads. I determined my color palate. Mixed the stained slips. I also use glazes, underglazes, and lusters as appropriate. Most of the beads are fired three times. Labor intensive - you bet! But I enjoy every
    minute of the process!" Thanks Gail!


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