Thursday, May 30.
Spent 7 hours in studio at William Jewell. Heaven. I had the room to myself..my student did not show up to work.
I spent the day making work as prototypes for more pots and taking care of unfinished pots from Monday.
I made another cup and saucer to get my fingers limbered up...then moved onto cream and sugar containers (I love vessels with lids), a bowl (icky) and the beginnings of a teapot. I got the body, foot and handle completed. The next time I go up I will work on the spout and the lid. I will also make some kind of tray for 'spills'.
I am going to go look at my favorite artists online and on Pinterest for inspiration.
Surface: I am applying rolled surface texture, stamping, sprigs and some rolled lines. I am trying different ways to apply underglaze before bisque firing. I have used a lime green mixed underglaze and flower patterns cut from news paper to make prints on each surface...at least twice on pots...inside and/or outside.
If I get the surface right, these will be gorgeous...I shouldn't let glazing and color, get the best of me. It is soooooooo intimidating!
I wish I could get that HIgby Water Blue to work correctly...when it does it is sooooo beautiful.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the RIOx wash I used to put over my work???