I like people who will bake a cake with intentions of giving the goods away, only to eat them first. This last year, I hardly ever seem to get out of the house, let alone out of my own way. I was just enjoying this post from Orangette.net http://orangette.net/2015/11/november-6/ and laughed quite heartily, recognizing myself in her cakey adventures. Ahh, cake. Ahhh... creativity! How I miss indulging in them both.
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Glaze tests are tough. Runny, ugly, not quite right, completely wrong, amazing- what did I do?? Testing is a cumulative process for me as I don't usually have the time to run huge batches of tests. After running a series of disappointing glaze tests (from just a "blah" look all the way to a glaze that bubbled and began to shiver off within days out of the kiln) I am pleased with these final pieces!
The small solid yellow piece is the first test, and the larger pieces are the final results. I love the suprise bright interiors of the coral "tubes" and how the greyish glaze really called out the tool marks from when I was trimming the large piece before I added the sculptural aspects. I am basking in the glow of a piece that looks much as I imagined it.
And now on to the next challenge!
Demo Day at East Colony
Is It Ever Really Finished?
embrace the new
I'm going to the toolbox for some changes to harmanarts.com. While what is here is in flux right now, I'm hoping to add more visuals, more updates, and more information than what used to be here.