Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter Weekend

The weather is getting warmer and my grumpy fog has lifted. I haven't gotten back to work in the studio but I did spend some time photographing pots and adding new items to the Etsy shop.

I made this little wall pillow tile/thing or whatever from porcelain. After it was bisqued, I brushed it with black underglaze, wiped it off and glazed it in gloss green.


There is a little hole for hanging on the back. Of course the back is nicer than the front, isn't that always the way?! I am going to start using the underglaze on some larger porcelain pieces, now that I know what it looks like. Jeff asked me the other day if I was going all black and white on him. Maybe black and white with a little green mixed in!


If you are celebrating Easter, I wish you a happy one. Jeff and I are taking it easy today and moving slowly. I may get my hands in some clay this afternoon, I think it's about time.



6 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you and Jeff, those are both lovelies, your leaves are super and that pitcher, yummy.

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  2. very nice wash results on your wall pillow. At first glance it looked like sgraffito. Your ginkgo carvings are lovely.

    I've been experimenting with underglaze wash too. I like the colored translucent glaze finish much more than just clear.

    Happy Easter!

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  3. I mixed a black slip for sgraffito but it wasn't black enough when I tested it. I have a short attention span, and never adjusted it to test again. I really should because wiping off the underglaze is time consuming. On the other hand, I like the variation you can create by not washing all of it off.
    So many decisions to make and things to try!

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  4. Happy Easter to you all. Love the black with the translucent green...am going to be doing more of it myself!

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  5. Glad you're feeling better, I hope you enjoyed your slow Easter.
    The pillow front looks great, no worries.

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