Here’s the monoprint of the heron on a porcelain plate that I posted a while ago, now glazed with a shiny clear glaze. I’m happy to see that the black in the print came through pretty well in the firing, as well as the texture from the cotton block. I’m going to have to make some more of these soon!
Another new technique (sgraffito) that I’ve been experimenting with lately – inspired yet again by Diana Fayt’s e-course on surface treatment.
My 15-year-old neighbor helps me in my studio on Fridays. Today, she made test tiles of all of my underglaze colors – something I’ve never had time to do. She did a beautiful job! These will definitely come in handy for the e-course I’m doing with Diana Fayt, one of my all-time favorite potters.
I really like the way this amber/brown and blue glaze combination breaks over the patterns I’ve stamped on the rims of these plates and bowls. I also like the new clay body I’ve just started working with – #45 Buff Stoneware from Laguna/Miller. These pieces were slab-rolled fairly thin, and so far I’ve noticed hardly any slumping, the rims have held up, and the bottoms are nice and flat. This group should work very well for everyday use in the kitchen – just what I was hoping for!
I listed a bunch of air plants and 4 different styles of containers on Etsy today. Each air plant has its own personality which I matched up with a container that suited it best. I call the containers “pillars, bubbles, pats and pouches”. Just plain fun!