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.