Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Here are most of the thylokoids - there's one left to fire and there will be some for the naked raku. These are done in ^6 with coyote glazes. I was using one of the new kilns at the university and this particular kiln fires quite quickly. I prefer to fire my work more slowly. I think it was the quick firing that caused the major crack in the one.
Yes, I did notice that the purple and green one looks like produce.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This is one of those happy surprises where the art takes over and the thinking part of my brain shuts off. I didn't realize until I had finished painting with the under glaze that I had chosen purple - a color denoting healing. Purple is also the color of the tassel you get when you graduate from law school.
Reading from the top down, the tiles spell Shalom or peace in Hebrew. I used low fire clay and glazes and played with both slip and my air pen. It's nearly impossible to tell how the colors will come out when using both slip and a glaze with crystals. I'm very happy with the results.