After lugging heavy pots, etc to shows, I have decided to try my hand at making some ceramic jewelry pieces. A lot lighter and could be fun. I will have to get busy getting them on chains, earwires, findings, etc., but here is a peek at some of the bits I have been making several using my silkscreens. All of these are midrange stoneware, porcelain mix. They are pretty I think and I might be able to do something with them. The ones with dark backgrounds are really a glaze that looks like silver, though it is hard to photograph and show as silver.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
For over a year now I have been toying with an idea to make a clay book. I especially wanted to feature several techniques, particularly my silkscreens in this book. I made 4 slabs and decorated them, but broke two before firing, so the other two (actually two sided), were just hanging around after bisque firing. I finally glazed them and fired them and this is what resulted:
I am not entirely happy and need to fine tune the idea a little. It is appealing though but the ceramic noise when pages come together is a little daunting. I just saw Ellen Currans Pottery on the west coast had a similar notion and made a book as well, I like the way she treated the ends with thread to compensate for the sound. I had just laid out some paper pages that I was going add in the middle, maybe sewing them with threads, and with a little batting in the middle. Also have not dismissed the idea of fabric inserts also. A work in progress, I think I will try this again.