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S: Feets of Clay

BC: Each shoe is individually made from clay using the handbuilding method and then raku fired. They are approximately the size of a woman's size 6 shoe. www.jbedient.com | Feets of Clay | Originally from Virginia, JoAnne Bedient now lives and works in beautiful south Florida. Bold color and whimsy describe her handbuilt, raku fired clay work. She works in series with shoes being her largest and longest running of those. "There are shoes for every activity and occasion in our lives, so why not transform our activities and occasions into shoes? When one of my daughters bought a pair of 1970's red patent leather shoes from a vintage clothing store in the late 1990's, I became fascinated with those little sculptures, and then the fun began! I started with realistic shoes, researched shoes throughout history, and finally settled into the whimsical designs that have become my signature," says Bedient. A quote from Picasso has been a continuing motivation for this series, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life". Her shoes definitely do not wear the dust of everyday life...hopefully what you are left wearing is a smile. | by JoAnne Bedient

FC: by JoAnne Bedient | Feets of Clay

1: Feets of Clay by JoAnne Bedient

2: Lady in Red

3: Upscale

4: Judie's Bootie

5: Palm Springs Boot

6: Purple Passion

7: Dance by the Light of the Moon

8: Dottie's Polka Shoe

9: Birthday Boot

10: Gaga Shoe

11: Aunt Annie's Alligator Boot

12: Red Hot Mama

13: Dressed to a Tee

14: You Look Udderly Bovine | Oh, to be Tall

15: City Boot

16: Lady Godiva Boot

17: Whole Lotta Sole

18: There's No Place Like Home

19: Gogh Gogh Boot

20: Florida Cowboy Boot

21: Sanibel Sole

22: Fashion Emergency

23: Heart and Sole

24: Bedroom Shoe

25: A Pear of Shoes

26: Chinese Take-Out Shoe

27: Dragon Fly Shoe

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JoAnne Bedient
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