Sunday, September 1, 2013

evolving


 This week I took my carved bowls in a new direction. I threw a whole mess of bowls and couple of platters, with wide, thick rims, and then slipped and carved them.


As I worked on these today, I was thinking about glazing. My first thought was shino interior with gloss green rim and exterior... which means a lot of careful waxing and perhaps stressful glazing maneuvers. After contemplating that a bit, I have considered glazing them completely with the gloss green.

Would that make them boring?
Opinions encouraged and welcomed.

13 comments:

  1. The carving is gorgeous...so just plain one color, maybe some bare slip & clay if you feel like waxing...or not. The breaking glaze in carved areas will be a nice surprise probably.

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  2. If the glaze breaks nicely on texture, then a single color would be great.

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  3. I think you and Jeff know how to do the math on this.If you spend and extra 15 minutes glazing can you get an extra $15 or sell them twice as fast?? They look great.

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  4. What more do you need than the clay color, the slip color and green!

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  5. I love your shino and turquoise combination,but the green only certainly wouldn't be boring with the carving. Nice bowls by the way!

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  6. The contrast between glaze over clay and glaze over slipped area will be all the variation you will need. Your green is a great glaze so I think they will look terrific.

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  7. Thanks for the input!
    I just might go with solid green this time. I am not really into the bare clay/slip thing, it doesn't go with the rest of my work. I need these for upcoming shows and need to keep a cohesive look.

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  8. Love the carving and think the one color should work fine. It will be a different tone over the slip and that along with the carving texture will add to the interest.
    If you wanted another color without a lot of time spent waxing, etc., maybe a yellow/gold version of the green glaze sprayed just on the center of the bottom over the inner green, might work.

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  9. beautiful! hope you'll show a finished picture.

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  10. The carving is very pretty, I don't think those bowls could be boring. What I would do is try some one way and some the other to see what you like. Sometimes the extra work is worth it.

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  11. I would love them either way! Maybe test one with the two colors and do the rest in the green. That way you have something to compare.

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  12. if it was me I'd try a little of both but I also think the green along would work.

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