Friday, June 22, 2012

Magnolia II

Well, I am finally painting again.  I like this one.  I didn't use any white for the blossom and enjoyed the intense colors and shadows.

Morning Glory mug

This came out of the kiln today.  Cobalt blue slip over white and iron slip, clear glaze. ^10

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Spodumene glazed casserole

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!

Trumpet vine cup

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.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Carved Cup cobalt blue

This is the first cup that has turned out the way I wanted.  There is a triple layer of porcelain slips that I carved through.  Glaze ^10 over white stoneware.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Squirrel Urn

The color of the glaze is nice and I am pleased with the texture of it with the iron oxide of the squirrel and leaved.  It is a little top heavy in design. 

Carved stoneware, white and black slips, clear glaze, cone 10

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.

Magnolia 2

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.