💫Arcilla y Fuego Stars Gala💫

Good evening! Sol & Drake here. We are your hosts, for the Arcilla y Fuego Stars Gala.

This Gala honours the Students of Belén Soto and their creations. So, without further adieu, let us present to you:

Paloma has lovingly created – Bathtub – The sense of humour found in this sweet piece is definitely an extension of the teacher, our mom in Spain.

This beautifully classic expression of Stone Dreams is the inspiration of the talented Iris. She must be part duck.

Fran has executed this very unique work of ceramic aptly titled Sucking Octopus. This artist definitely has their own special take! Of course, as ducks, we don’t find any Octopus in our lake.

Arm is a classic, realistic approach and is realized by Andrea. We especially love the texture achieved on this ceramic. It makes us think of feathers.

Vicky has given us much joy with this whimsical Chinese Dragon. The colours are uplifting, and just look at that adorable face! Of course, Lluvia is cuter.

Plates for Hors d’oeuvres is not only practical, but beautiful! We would be delighted to serve Hors d’oeuvres, or chocolates, on these plates that Francesca has crafted.

Of course Drake and I would have loved for Lluvia to be here with us tonight. However, she is still a very young duck. As we all know, ceramic ducks age very slowly.

Hehehe! Hey mom, letting you know all is well here in Toronto. I will be graduating from Chocolatier College before Christmas. Resa will post pics!

Ceramics Photos © Belén Soto

Drake, Sol & Lluvia © Belén Soto

Photos of Drake, Sol, Lluvia & Jeep © Resa

Jeep here, and I am totally exhausted from guiding Resa in making this post. Some of the ceramics were reblogs on Qe, some were on GLAM & one is new. Mostly, it’s those darn ducks tuckering me out!

I’ve waited years to catch them making a move, but they are very clever. They must only fly when I’m sleeping. Resa says if you click on the pic, you will go to Belén’s blog, where you can find all of these posts, and many more wonderful ceramics.

Iris

This fabulous artist has been guided by the most amazing teacher. Belén you and your students are the best!

Arcilla y fuego

Las creaciones de mis alumnos

Selección de piezas realizadas por los alumnos de cerámica creativa y alfarería durante los cursos.

Escultura cerámica Sueños de piedra

Escultura cerámica Sueños de piedra

Sueños de piedra, escultura.  Diseño y creación de  Iris Darriba

Escultura cerámica Sueños de piedra

Jugando con arcilla  … modelando ideas

Iniciándose en el apasionante mundo de la cerámica.

Belén Soto

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⭐️ ⭐️ Lluvia’s First Duckmas ⭐️ ⭐️

🎵 🎵 Fa La La Quack, Quack Fa La La Quack La. 🎵 🎵

My sweet family of Ducks created by Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto from  Arcilla y Fuego send sincerest warm wishes to everyone, no matter what holiday they celebrate this season. May your joy equal theirs!

Cermaic Artist: Belén Soto

The warm holiday lights were turned on, & Lluvia stood under the tree for a picture. A star fell off, & got caught in her bow. It was so cute,  Sol took about 1000 photos.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Of course Drake and Sol have over shopped gifts for their special girl, but you can’t blame the proud loving parents!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Even as they introduce baby girl to the world, Sol has decided to send Lluvia to the all girl “Duckademy” for higher flying.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

 

⭐️ 💙 ⭐️ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ⭐️ 💙 ⭐️

Sol & Drake have a new egg.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Sol shows off their new egg. Drake is sure the egg will be a boy! It looks just like photos of him, when he was a young egg.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Costumes & Set Dec by – Resa

Pics taken by Resa -December, 2017

💝 🧡 💗 SPECIAL LOVE & HUGS to Belén for her gift of Lluvia. 💗 🧡 💝

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

 Visit Belén’s online shop by clicking on her LOGO below, or on the pic above.

🌸 🌸 SCRAPBOOK 🌸 🌸

Here are the very first pics taken of Lluvia with her parents. Here she kisses Sol.

Drake is fiercely protective of Lluvia & would do anything for her. Lluvia instinctively understands this as she snuggles close to Drake’s feathers for warmth.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Duckmas cards by Georgiann are now available. Find them in the same isle as: Christmas cards, Kwanzaa cards, Hanukkah cards, Eid cards, Wedding cards, Easter cards, Birthday cards, Chickmas cards, Anniversary cards, and all other cards known, in perpetuity.

Art © Georgiann Carlson

 

Here Comes the Bride

Dear Belén, I’m so happy you flew with Lúa and Mar to the wedding!

As promised, here are the wedding photos. Sol’s wedding dress is very beautiful!

She can’t stop showing it off!

Didn’t you just love the look on Drake’s face when he saw Sol in the gown for the first time?

It was a beautiful ceremony.

Sol’s egg was a beautiful Flower Girl, even though it is not hatched, yet.

I thought Penelopoe The Witch did a lovely job presiding over the ceremony. I had no idea that Duck Weddings were so unique.

I loved the way Penelope led all of the Ducks in a quack-off as they circled over Drake and Sol, while they made their pledges to each other.

Of course, in duck weddings, the bride kisses the groom, and it was a beauty of a kiss.

Here’s the photo from prior to the ceremony, when the Wedding Party posed for a photograph. Click on it to see the full splendor!

From left to right: Mr. Wapojif (groom & DJ), Benji (Best Man) Drake, Sol, Mar (Maid of Honor) Lúa (Maid of Honor)

Close ups of Wedding Party

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I know you were just as excited as I was, when after the ceremony, Sol threw the bouquet.

I remember how  happy we were when Ms. Zulu caught it.

Ms. Zulu was such a doll, handing out the Wedding Programmes. She’d like to remind everyone to take a souvenir Wedding Programme. (click on Programme to view &/or download)

Here’s a picture of the Wedding Cake, taken before the “INCIDENT”, which necessitated the last minute baking of chocolate cookies.

Wedding designed and shot by Resa – March – June, 2017 – Toronto Canada

Drake, Sol, Mar, Lúa & Penelope The Witch designed and made by Belén Soto from Arcilla y Fuego Belén lives in Vigo, Spain, and you can shop her fabulous creations at Cerámica Belén Soto

Benji – The Best Man

Special thanks to Anarette for bringing Benji and Ms. Zulu to the wedding

Special Thanks from Drake to: Mr. Wapojif, esteemed editor of “Professional Moron” for doubling up as groom and DJ.

The “INCIDENT” CAUGHT ON SECURITY CAMERA

Drake offers an explanation: Another duck, who looks just like him, has moved into the neighborhood. The cats hypnotized this “other” duck into craving  Red Velvet cake, due to the dark rich chocolate.

After that, Drake pleads the Fifth.

Well, I hope you like all of the pictures. Before I go, Sol wants to show you her first fitting. Although she thought the purple was a bit dark, she thought it was a gorgeous option.

Love Resa

Belén Soto’s Drake Noir Moves to Toronto

Belén of Arcilla Y Fuego sent her Drake Noir to live w/me in Toronto.

Ceramic Artist:
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

He was very nervous upon arrival & hid in the plants .

DNoir #3
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

I took him walking in the alley. The art captivated him.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

“Hey mom, look at me! I’m hangin’ in the alleys of TO with Resa! ”

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

LOL! As this slideshow reveals, we had a great day of muralling!

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When we got home, Drake insisted on having shots taken on the floor I painted. He said I was an artist, too!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

When I introduced Drake & mini-me, it was love at first sight! Here mini-me models a pin Belén designed. Drake flew over from Spain with it , as a gift for me.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

You can visit Belén on her blog site –

Arcilla Y Fuego

Then  drop by 
Cerámica Belén Soto

OR

Artesanum

& do some shopping! I used my PayPal, but I see other forms of payment as well. Don’t worry about breakage, as Belén is a master at packing!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Le Drake Noir

As it was in Belén’s original Drake Noir Post this is dedicated to you!

Pics taken by Resa – September 2, 2015

Toronto, Ontario

P.S. When Drake met mini-me he played her a beautiful Spanish love song on the guitar!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto