The small ones are porcelain, the larger ones sea-mix, which will fire white... Bisque should be next week. I think I'll make a few more.
I made this peice some tine ago and was not sure how to glaze it to show off the form.... then i realized that the twisting vines was the way to go to add to the motion. The second one has much more underglaze.
Afternoon Sunlight came in my studio ... seemed like a good time to take some pictures. I have been struggling with how to get the right light... maybe its a question if the right time.
Holding on to a belief that a better world will arise - slower paced, less wasteful and more caring. "Be excellent to each other" … come to mind from a Bill and Ted movie...
Wondering about going a head with the planed Esty drop. Is it the best of times for art or the worst of times to sell it?
I will also say that photo-ing, editing and uploading the work takes - me - a long time. Sheesh.
I decided I really like the strong cobalt blue on the white porcelain - a change from all the polychrome. It's crocus time! They will fire bright blue like the one behind.
I put some snow drops on the other side... which peek over the edge. Below is one I just made with a more abstract flower pattern I wanted a sense of movement and growth.
Using photos of my garden as sources it suddenly seemed quite natural that the crocosmia that blooms in mid summer should wind around the tall mugs.
The two bowls in the front have been fired -- the ones behind are waiting for the clear glaze and final firing.
a close up of the brush work. I have been using a variety of underglazes and a blue cobalt stain.
The blue lines hold the image together. There is a lot of guess work because one is not 100% certain of what it will look like after the fire. Some colors hold better than others - and what might look like a lovely pale wash may burn off.