Saturday, December 12, 2015

Femlin Beer Mug

 Part of my "Femlin" beer mug series.  Throwing the mug is easy and fast enough to accomplish but the glazing is a bit time consuming.
I used a white earthenware clay body for the mug, pulled the handle on the form and bisque fired it to cone 05.
Next step was to apply a base coat of white majolica glaze to interior and exterior of the mug. Once that was dry I penciled the femlin on the form and painted the hair and clothing. A layer of liquid latex was applied and I carved through that for the fine lines. Next I painted a black gloss glaze into the lines, and painted the exterior of the form with the same glaze. The interior is the white majolica base glaze.
Glaze fired to cone 04.

Merry Christmas Bro.

My Munch is finally finished.

I can't even remember when I threw this plate, but I finally finished it and I think it is my favorite out of the famous paintings series.
I had no idea how all the majolica glazes would interact with each other but it works for me.
I drew the image on a white base coat of majolica with a pencil and basically just started started painting.
Fired to cone 04 and sent to my mother for a Christmas gift.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Chop for the New Year

I can't believe I haven't posted anything on my blog for such a long time. I guess it is because I have been working too much overtime and haven't had the chance to write anything or make any new pots.
I just received my new potter's stamp ("chop") from I love it. I'll be using this on all my pots I make this year.
I just ordered up a bunch of new supplies for the studio so hopefully I'll start throwing again real soon. Some of the things I have planned are horse hair pots, saggar fired pots, and a lot of burnishing. Stay tuned.