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Saturday, February 21, 2009

From the Kiln

ok. So the copper wash got a little out of hand. Still - he's not too shabby.

This glaze technique needs some work. Still - from a distance, it looks aok. In the bisqued-ware state the lid fit perfectly. However, with the addition of glaze, it is now slippery-slidey. A bit of a challenge to keep the lid atop the pot!

Ah !!! La piece d'résistance for the week !!! Worth getting up at 3am for !!!

Happy Weekend folks

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Not Loafing


Out of the kiln yesterday morning.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Coupl' l'items

Should have twelve-hundred-and-forty-two words to share with y'all, but strangely, can think of only one or two !!! Haven't a clue why rising and shining (well . . . perhaps not shining ) at 3am does that to me -- leaves me speechless. Since i'm generally pretty wordy, some folks might see this as a blessing.
OK. First photos. Have read about making clay stamps by rolling out a slab of clay, then impressing designs into the flat surface, then rolling the textured clay into a cylinder. Skip the bisque fire step and go straight for glazed clay temps.
Did that.

Haven't tried using it yet as i've been focused on glazing. Have taken myself in hand and decided to glaze, glaze, glaze until all the waiting bisqued pieces are color-coated and out of the kiln as finished pieces. Speaking of which, here's the latest out of the kiln.


I'm on a roll folks and the weather is co-operating. So there will be more photos soon.
In the meantime
Happy glazing days to y'all

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Negative Space

There was a recent discussion on about using negative space.
As everyone tried to define it and describe how to use the concept; teach it to others; M.C. Escher immediately sprang to my mind.

In my opinion, Escher has the very best handle of all on how to effectively use negative space.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Not Too Shabby


Am a bit pleased with this small pitcher.

The photos don't quite catch the contours in the top portion. So it's one of those situations where the pitcher really is prettier in person than in its photograph.