Now that all the pieces from the wood firing are sorted, cleaned and quality control is finished, I have time again to make and make I did. I have been making more forms that emphasize the illustrations. One of the forms that give me a ton of work room are bottles. So here I am throwing a 6 pound bottle on my Stuart potters wheel using standard clay 182g.
I make a lot of work with imagery on the surface of the pots. It all started a few years ago with using underglazes and a brush to give the possumrat a new way to see the world. While those early pieces were great I was always wanting a finer line and just couldn’t get it. So I entered the world of sgraffito. This started to give me the fine lines I wanted but they just were t clean enough. So one day I just decided to use the sgraffito tool to make lines directly into the le
Clay and technology can seem worlds away from each other. One has been around since the world was formed and the other fraction of a nanosecond in geological time. I have been slowly trying to incorporate more technology into my ceramic work, which is saying a lot for this old dog. My current delving into the world of tech is using auto desks sketch pad to figure out color combinations on my platters. So far it’s working out and leading to a lot less stress when I sit down to
Sometimes I get stuck as to what I should create on my platters. So I have to step back and let the muse speak. I woke up Sunday morning and had a cup of coffee on my back porch. Much to my delight a rabbit was munching on some tasty grass. I grabbed my camera and shot some photos of the guy. These photos became the reference for my newest plate.