Thursday, August 6, 2009

A sample of new work

Some before and after shots.

An after and before shot. The bowl below was decorated with yellow ochre where you see the bright bands of yellow. I was very excited until it came to me in the middle of the night that when fired, the ochre would turn brown, since it is a weak form of iron oxide. And it did. So I am trying a rutile wash on the next pots (more bowls and mug forms). Some of the little reddish dots also "moved a bit" down the side of the pots and I tried some glass runs in the bottom of the bowls but they were too thick so I have some serious crazing.
The thing I love about new work is the excitement and push to bring the vision into the physical world.
The thing I hate about new work is the trial and error.


Linda Starr said...

Boy there is so much work behind the scenes before the new work is complete. It is nice to hear about all your processes and to know that things can be tried again and perhaps they can be brought into the material world. thanks for sharing your processes.

What is a glass run - are you putting glass into the bowl and letting it melt? I have always wanted to try this but never have.

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

The new work looks promising indeed. I relate to the love/hate push and pull of pursuing new ideas in the studio!