I threw several casseroles this summer and this is the best so far. The lid fits well and I like the red iron oxide wash under the spodumene glaze that shows off the carved textures. Now I need to cook something to put in it!
This is a carved black Mason stain slip I have been working on. The glaze is a clear ^10. I like the dark black for maximum contrast with the white clay body. I am working on some colored slips, but it will be weeks before they get thru the process.
I am excited about getting one of my carved pieces out of the kiln. This one has three layers of slip on the greenware, then was bisque fired, and glazes with a clear glaze. The brown of the red clay didn't come thru very well, but the shadow effect of the carving is good. I need to work on a more opaque white slip.
This is the second try at this floral. After seeing it on this page, I want to go back in and all pink to the blossom petals. The different colors I used are not showing up. They all look white instead of yellow, blue, and pink.
I also find the upper left corner too distracting. So I have another session to do.
I am a pastel painter living in Austin, Tx. I graduated from UT with a Fine Art's Degree, majoring in studio art in 1974. I have studied with Bob Rohm, Richard McKinley, Desmond O'Hagan, and Steve Napper.
I've been a member of Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin Pastel Society, Portrait Society of America, Pastel Society of America, and International Association of Pastel Societies.
I've taught at the Art School of Austin Museum of Art
Art is a learnable, teachable skill. Most of art making is just doing it, work, and only a tiny part is talent. What a relief for someone like me who never had the courage to really give myself to my process of making art, fearing I didn't have the talent I saw in others. Then I decided to just do it anyway, no matter the outcome. And the biggest success has been that I have not quit. To stop making art is the only failure.