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.


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

  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!

  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!

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

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


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