The Best of Sawdust and Dirt
A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!
Filtering by Tag: wax resist
Painting plates as the Chilean miners are being rescued! The orange painted areas in the image above is a wax resist that is tinted with orange ink. Then a thin wash of black slip was brushed over the resist.
We'll load the kiln over at Courtney's on Thursday! Here are some more pictures.
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black underglaze slip brush work. layer o'tenmoku. layer of amber
it'll be a surprise for Wednesday!
I'm not sure what I'll do with myself tomorrow as I sit there watching the gas kiln. I'm sure I'll stick my head in a few studios and see what's going on!
Look for a Penland Ramble post tomorrow or Tuesday!
Here is a closeup of the RJB beading on the wax brushwork. I then dab off the beads from the pot although that's not completely necessary as a small bead gets absorbed in the design or pops off after the firing.
There are a few more pots that need glazing before the loading happens tomorrow. Mighty Micah Cain is on board for the loading and will have some work in the firing.
resist after a couple of drops of food coloring!
This cup has been painted and glazed. After that, I brushed some wax resist over the glaze and then cut through with a sharp little bitty trimming tool (that Becky Lloyd had given me a while back). Then I brushed some black slip over the cut through design of forlorn birdy. I'm curious if the slip will "float" in the glaze surface or fade into the under glaze.
[FIRING NOTE: The kiln may need a new coil or two as it's struggling to get to temperature. I have put some fiber on the lid to help it along. After all, it is 12 years old! It could be a long night of "stoking"]
So, here are a few pictures to get a sense of the workshop and and a chance to see the new whiskers I'm sporting!