The Best of Sawdust and Dirt
A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!
Filtering by Tag: bisqueware
and the glaze is stirred
I picked up my brush...
|the last bisque with glaze test tiles for Courtney Martin|
natures patterns are everywhere! even in a bisque firing!
|step by step vine instructions (clockwise)|
|more pattern, less negative space|
Ahh, can't finish this! (to the tune of Mingei-sota Dreaming, or is that California Dreamin'???)
Staying up late painting pots has once again dulled my recall.
I strive, (I really do!) each session, to refine my painting, to push it to a slightly different place. I guess it might look like the same old @klineola ware, but i hope the patterns are more nuanced, more fluid each time.
I like these just the way they are but the glaze and firing will make these functional and add another layer of subtlety.
|coffee break with my newish Matthew Schiemann mug|
Way behind schedule, but, as promised, a few pics of my painting progress, and a link to a great article I just read while taking my coffee break!
Read about the island of misfit pots: The Village Potter
OK! Back to work!
I'm afraid I might be painting myself into a corner (again)!
Just back from conferencing, yet again, and not enough time to get all the ideas that I've had for surface treatments onto all of these pots. Oh my.
But I'm off to a good start, though, and the brushes feel good. New things always happen and its hard to hold back from trying new motifs, etc. But time is always the party pooper.
So, I'll be brief and get back to the bisque straight away. I'll continue to post regularly here and might try to put down some thoughts during this sit-down-and-paint-some-pots day or two.
Thanks for reading.
|snowed last night and the studio light is very bright. :-)|
|pots and slip ready for this weeks painting and glazing|
Tomorrow begins the clumsy transition between the wetness and sloppiness of shaping pots at the Shimpo to the dressing up with patterns of carefully painted wax resist brushwork. Pottery making is full of paradoxes and the dance between the impermanence of damp clay and the rock hardness of the fired pot usually has me standing with my back to the wall, waiting for the right song to inspire me to the dancefloor. Always a little shy and wallflowerish, I'm reluctant to let go of my slippery spinning world of forming for the whirling of the brush mark on the lovely beautiful pink bisque. I wonder why?
Tomorrow I will unload the kiln and will try to get the "after" shots of these. Enjoy...
mile and painted the inside of these bowls and many others.
Creativity knows no schedule.
this one is painted in my black wax.
I then dipped it in white slip.
some hump molded dishes painted in underglaze black.
more dots! I then glazed these with tenmoku, very thinly.
Knowing the tight deadline I'm on and knowing how much effort and mental capacity it takes, I willed myself into bird territory last night and tried some new stuff, including clouds! I'm glad I did. Let me know what you think. Suggestions are most welcome!
enviable state: flight. I sketched these out with wax
- it's hard to judge the pots at this stage, better just to forge ahead without too much thinking.
- see the mark before it is painted
- I'm just getting warmed up
- often the marks are a lot like the pots. repetition brings [can't read my scribbles] out the best marks when an unselfconscious place is arrived at [?]
- some marks are real duds!
Thanks for coming along for the ride!