Monday, July 27, 2015

Floral bowl design

going for a watercolor effect on a simple bowl design 

I begin with sketching the design in with a high fire marker

and then select the colors and begin painting in the design

with various glazes

then finish with a clear glaze

I am pleased with how the pencil marks show through, sweet!


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Playing in clay

Creating a small ceramic floral top box...

With little balls of clay smashed between my thumb and finger

and layered in a circular shape then attached.

I used ball point pencil pressed into the clay balls 

for the effect on the centers.

Then a neutral parchment glaze over the whole piece

 and after numerous coats and firing

 an opalescent luster glaze on the flower for the final finish.