Used the same post firing finish as the mermaids box. I had to underclassmen it black because the clay was a funky color. But I like it!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
So this isn't quite where I wanted to go with the sneaker. But it's starting to grow on me. We fired it way too fast and all of the red burned out. Plus the cinnamon underglaze does not look the same after it has been fired. I'm making more of these. I like the way The relic wash looks on great white clay.
Okay, we used our extruder to create all of these long wonkey tubes, and pressed patterns into them and turned them into mugs. This is the one I made. We dipped it in this new glaze called indigo float. Everyone adores this glaze. We are almost out of it...
Made three little tea light hobbit homes out of great white clay. I like to imagine lights glowing from inside. I used Rio wash and relic wash to get the aged look. My mom promptly stole my idea and used it in a kids class. We now have about twenty of these things.
Yeah I know, another head box, but this one is different! I underglazed the whole thing black, vitrified it, and than did a post firing finish if rub'n buff...yeah, the picture frame stuff. Its decorative, obviously, but I think it would make a lovely jewelry box.
So I used underglazes and some dry- brushing techniques to get the ancient kind of look on that teapot. I wasn't exactly sure how to tackle it because I didn't have a color in mind originally. But I'm satisfied with the result.
I find a lot of inspiration from converse, both in art and writing. I've been known to paint them, to write about them, to wear them, and to admire them in public places. Why? Why do we like anything? We just connect with it somehow on a deeper-than-average basis.
This is intended to be semi-functional. I really hope someone will plant flowers in it someday. And in case you were wondering, it's a size 8.5.
I made this in a workshop at my studio. I put holes in the back of her head and intend to mount balls of yarn onto her head as geisha hair. Something about yarn and the Japanese seems to inspire me.