Friday, May 30, 2008

Sumi-e with underglazes

Chinese Lantern, Wild Orchids and Plum Branches
My sumi-e in the drying stage. Technically I don't know if you can call it that if color is used with sumi-e or if it is just black and gradiations of black.
Right now these babies are bisquing and we will see how they turn out for the glaze.
Sometimes I don't think folks realize how much preparation and time goes into the creation of new work or exploring an idea. Potters definitely are working on the expanded time section of "instant gratification" spectrum. I mean, really, weeks to get to the glazing stage, then not knowing what will happen in the kiln....we must in love with the magic and mystery of letting things go out of our control and become something on their own. Enough pottery philosophy, I have to cut the grass!


Jen Mecca said...

I like the family of pots below..very "whimsy"! Jen

Emily Murphy said...

Beautiful brushwork! These pieces are perfect canvases.

Vicki Gill, potter said...

Thanks emily. I can't wait to see how they turn out glazed.