Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Face Vase

Here's the "face vase" drying. It's based on an Eastern print from the early 20th century of a woman combing her hair. I've added my characteristic carved background with plum blossom branches, which you cannot see but will have to imagine. The black is a slip which I paint on when the clay is fairly wet, in this case, just after carving. I think it works best technically when the clay is very moist and fresh.

5 comments:

Patricia Griffin said...

Beautiful work!

cookingwithgas said...

HI Vicki- thanks for your post on the blog. I think potters are so willing to help. I know how often we are asked to donate.
These days we limit what we do give.
This one I thought was very worth while.
I still feel like that hippie kid and think world peace could happen some day.
I have really enjoyed watching your work. Some of it just blows me away. You are making some great pots!

Linda Starr said...

Your fase vase is just wonderful. Can't wait to see it glazed.

Vicki Gill, potter said...

Thanks everyone!

TooTalls Pottery said...

Cool work!