Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to paint sunflowers with underglazes

I love painting on my pottery. I am beginning to marry my painting skills with creating my handmade pottery more and more these days. I have a particular kind of clay which is made by Laguna (MC65) stoneware that I like to use, because it is very white, almost like porcelain, but not as difficult to work with. Stoneware also has more practical applications. The white clay becomes like a canvas for me. In my latest video, I am demonstrating how I use Amaco velvet under glazes to paint on my bisque ware. Once I have completed the painting, the entire object gets dunked into a clear glaze which gives it a nice shininess and crackly finish on some pieces.

This latest piece dons a couple of happy sunflowers. Enjoy….

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Academy Award Please

Here it is, the footage you've been waiting for! My last post was all about my experience as a guest juror for the Newark Arts Alliance exhibit entitled "Mad About Red". I mentioned that the local PBS station WHYY was doing a blurb on their magazine show about it and interviewed…ME :0)

They did a very fine job of producing and editing the piece and I hope you will enjoy it. The segment is at the end of the show so if you don't want to watch the rest of the show (though it is interesting) just scroll through.