Tuesday, February 27, 2018
......discovered recently in the Miskatonic University Library Archives. The attribution is "found near Innsmouth, Massachusetts by Professor Grave, 1931. Height is roughly 10cm. Carved from a greenish stone with fused glass veining (possibly meteorite?)."
Modeled with ^10 clay, bisque fired. ^04 glaze applied, wiped back, fired to ^6. Finished in acrylics.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
ROCKS! I swear -- so many products claim to do things they don't, that it's rare to find one that truly does. This product has saved my work so many times in handbuilding the Crow-Kins (I have problems with keeping their hats in place). I even took a handbuilding class because I figured there must be a secret I didn't know. Nope. I scored and slipped, but the area available for joining is so small, I inevitably run into issues. This stuff saves the day every time on greenware. I haven't had to use it on bisque yet, so I have no idea how it works with it.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Finally got around to repairing my lathe (bent head stock shaft due to a very bad jam while turning far too large a chunk of wood). Had a walnut tree cut down this past year and salvaged this from the firewood pile. So far so good.....
Friday, February 2, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Test piece garden totem. Cone 6 clay & glazes. Wanted to test the new (to me) kiln, the outside durability of the clay and the new glazes. As well as making sure I calculated the hole size to allow for proper shrinkage. All assembled on a 3-foot section of 5/16-inch threaded rod.
I'm happy with the results. Georgies' Timberline Sculptural clay with paprika, tumeric and emerald green ash glazes.
New totems in the works with surface texture and shape experimentation.