Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Went back to playing with the sodium silicate again. This time I mixed up a batch of slip a la John Britt and added some magnesium dioxide to achieve black.
I wanted to see what would happen if I made a deliberate design brfore I stretched it out. Here they are. One is a big bellied vase amd the other a storage jar. I have something special planned for the lid.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Went to my first raku workshop. We made pieces which we will be putting in the raku kiln next Sunday. Had a blast playing with crank and doing both handbuilding and some throwing.
Here are some of the pieces I made. Can't wait for next Sunday going to be foing some naked raku and a piece with horse hair.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Been trying to get back into the swing of things since my back gave out on me. It's slow going but I will get there.
Here's some of the small pieces I threw since Wednesday.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Finally dusted off the paints and easel and dug out the brushes. Went to visit a friend yesterday and the driveway to her home has a canopy of cherries. Decided to take some pictures and I am using those as a reference for this painting.
Feels like I am just learning