Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ceramics: Bas Relief Tile of Delft Blue Whales

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.

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