Beth McCubbin

First Morning at Minwaashin Lodge!

Two mothers and three children. One boy maybe 9 and two little girls, 5. The little girls liked the video (as did the others) and even asked to watch it again! Success = Not a boring video that only clay nuts would appreciate.

All of them were eager to carve and paint their tiles…the boy used paper to design his and the two little girls just jumped right in! All of the finished tiles are so beautiful and meaningful to each participant! One of the little girls asked me quite earnestly if I was Native, I said no, that I was mostly Scottish, she seemed happy with that answer.

7.1dried and under-glazed tile, still yet to be coated with a clear glaze and fired

 

7.2dried and under-glazed tile, still yet to be coated in a clear glaze and fired

 

7.3               the very carefully crafted young boy’s tile, Tawodi, dried and under-glazed

 

7.4by using the technique of pointillism, making an image out of dots, or in this case pinholes, this tile looks so much like it has been beaded!!

 

7.5 this tile is also beautifully highlighted with the use of little dots. Little did I know how popular the use of flower imagery was going to be; so nice that the natural world is constantly represented in these tiles!

– Beth McCubbin, September 20, 2017

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