What the kiln gods brought me this week....
Look for these new pieces to be available on my website and in my etsy shop soon!
|Not my mother but you get the idea|
|First I sart with a sketch on the greenware that compliments the body of the vessel|
|Working from the outer edges in, I lay 3 washes of color glaze, lightest to darkest, leaving white in the center and shortening the length of the overlay from the outer edges toward to center|
|Next, I surround the image with a complimentary or lighter color that will cause the main color to pop!|
|Next I add in the flat black spots|
|Then the really fun part. Using a very thin liner brush, I outline all edges and use crosshatching strokes beginning tightly at the outer edges and spreading as they go out. Lastly, I did a little sgraffito around the edges of the black spots but I forgot to take an "in process" photo of that . You can see the effect on the finished piece below.|
|Cat at Cafe du Monde in progress|
|These are not fired yet. I will post next week with the WIP|
|My studio after round one still looking like springtime|
|My burnt pumpkin cheesecake. It still tasted good.|