This is the store front of Thwilville's finest mud-slingers..as yet unnamed. Oddly.
I made paperclay brickwork & then sculpted trunk-like vines to be intertwined with hundreds of their own leaves and multi colored morning glories to wrap around the windows of this "Chaplin" kit from Canada: Victoria MiniLand (Ebay). Those hundreds barely filled out a twig, so thousands more are in various stages of making. Tedious, but oh so awesome. Eventually. Plus tried the Rik Pierce stained glass window look, though apparently things went askew more often than not. That's to be expected.
This front panel is held in place by embedded magnets- just love it! The original kit includes a front walled area, but I'm modifying it all anyway so as to have a kiln yard in the back, and a second story.
I'm now using the original back wall as my second story floor, and made a new back wall out of foam board & paperclay, so I'd have a backdoor to the kiln. (There is ridiculous brickwork on its outside wall, you'll just have to wait to wowed though.)
The back broken brick doorway reminds me of one of my father's potteries from back sometime in the 70's.......I don't know which one, but it's part of a deep tactile amorphous memory of dust, brick, clay, leaves, sun..... but also as Jain said:
" & I smell old alley plaster, I smell Omaha Nebraska"
and "So now that I've lost you......"
When all that is settled, I'll have the great fun of carefully realistically messing it all up with sloppy slop buckets, glaze drools, dried trimmings, splattered slips, re-claimed clay piles & maybe a spilt beer & some dog hair.
And then on to filling up all those ware boards.......with no game potter yet in sight