Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Materials: Sculpture Mix (low fire), underglazes, clear glaze
A year ago, my clay mates and I in our Saturday class gave ourselves the ceramics assignment to render our favorite 2-D art into 3-D. Wayne Thiebaud's "Two Jolly Cones" always makes me smile, and so do my two cone heads.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Linen! What my husband doesn't know is that our dining room table will be turned into a sewing sweatshop this summer. I've been buying fabrics to make rag dolls and baby quilt and throws. I picked up this book because it had a how-to on French seams and because I just bought a graphic tee with the Merchant & Mills logo.
Materials: Icelia porcelain (whales), Sculpture Mix (ocean background), dark navy underglaze, commercial decals
I rolled out 3 slabs in my Wednesday afternoon class and painted the Sculpture Mix slab with dark navy underglaze. It occurred to me later that I could have painted a turquoise layer underneath the dark navy blue and sgraffito wave or blowhole action--next bas relief! It's Sunday morning, and it's covered rather snugly in plastic until I can clean it up in Wednesday class.
Here's the finished piece. Alas it warped! My instructor said we should have low fired it, but that's okay. I rather like it and will make it again.