Sunday, February 28, 2010

Waiting to be bisqued

I love my new boxes with different silkscreen designs on each on and lots of texture on another. I love making these:

One has it's lid askew, didn't notice it until looking at this video, I didn't place it on top properly. Hopefully these will be out of bisque by the end of the week, but then into glaze firing so won't be until at least three weeks to see these done.
I have been doing a lot with trees lately.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

More from February's efforts

I had fun with these, trying to get more text on my work, the tree vase was fun and I tried two different versions of the birch tree silkscreen, one all white, the other white and black. I had used this silkscreen way back and made three items, all sold. They are in the slideshow in this posting, black birch on turquoise background, in three seasons, fall summer and winter.
And needed to make more "catitude" vases since all that I have made have also sold. I am working on a platter with the tree and poem as well and will do a few more items/forms using that theme, but I have so many more ideas I want to try, I am energized again. In Wilmington, we rarely get snow, but we woke up this morning to this beautiful sight

More pictures can be seen here.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

A few more from January

.....and a few more things finished. Did three window scenes but only one with lid. Also did a total blue screen printed fabric print on cylinder vase and decided to give it a ruffle front, I need to do some more blue and white, they seem to sell quickly.
Then, a few playthings for Valentine's day. I have a few pieces drying now that will use my birch tree screen on speckled brown clay, they look pretty good in the drying stage. Will photograph later.

From drying to finished piece

Looks like the photoshop test glaze was pretty useful. First picture was as piece was awaiting bisque firing, scene painted with window and cat silkscreened over scene, then the Photoshop "test" glaze then final picture with background glaze, black and clear glaze over scene which brightens the colors of the underglazes. I will have to explore using photoshop again to test glazes on a piece.