Sunday, April 28, 2013
Small primitive vases
I enjoyed making these primitive forms, most of which hold water. The one on the left has too many spaces between those colored pebbles, so it's for dried arrangements only.
As you can see, I've been loosening up my style a bit, not attempting to have things totally vertical, and leaving some of the stain color on the white areas sometimes.
Top right piece was an experiment using both stoneware clay and a white clay together. They seemed to work together well. Nice to know my speckled brownstone plays well with little loafers, both cone 6.
Colors are from Mayco Stroke N Coat glazes, which are usable from cone 06 to cone 6. The black stain in the cracks of the sculptural areas is the same as used on the black piece, just Stroke N Coat color Black Tuxedo. For stain effect, I just sponged it off the raised areas before applying a clear glaze over the whole thing. Each piece has a white satin liner.