Monday, May 18, 2015

Warmer weather - working outside

Everything is nicer about working outside! Earring bowls getting their glaze on. First half is a blue, and then the second half gets turquoise with some overlap with the first. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Monoprint Process on Clay - SNEAK PREVIEW

Here are some early pictures of some new work in the studio. Quite a different direction. Good to stretch. It's a process that uses monoprinting* as the method to get an image or pattern- design in colors onto the clay. 
greenware plate with printed pattern

Slab tray with black and red pattern

first printing on a slab

printed and fired on a porcelain clay

printing on a plate

unfired plate with pattern - drying
 *Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. There are many techniques ofmonoprinting. Examples of standard printmaking techniques which can be used to make monoprints include lithography, woodcut, and etching. from Wikipedia

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just a little extruding - Something for the Yard.

This is a bit of the evolution of some hollow extruded tubes. They are 3" in diameter, oval and some darted at the top. The tallest one is about 21". The are "combed" on the outside to give them a texture. A small bead finishes off the bottom and they are closed at the base. They are now resting overnight and tomorrow I will address the tops as they will be leather hard by then. Click to enlarge any image.

Just plain tubes

a few small airholes will get filled

moving them around to see how they look

feceting or "combing" them - gives them a great organic feel

you can see that some are darted at the mouth

the skin

resting - you can see a 12"ruler for scale.

Monday, March 9, 2015

International Women's Day Coverage

from the uncommongoods website