Monday, March 29, 2010

Creative friends

What better way to spend a rainy Sunday than with a very talented friend playing with glazes! I went out to my friend Laura's studio yesterday to experiment with some glazes. Laura's place is like a candy store for potters. She has glazes, underglazes, glaze pens, grafitto paper, overglaze watercolors, engobes, glass, paper, images, creative work all around, you name it, she has it. I spent the day painting some of her amazing glaze palette on some litte test bowls, painting with some underglazes and grafitto paper, which I love! and got a lesson on mono printing which I also love! Have any of you done any mono printing? It has my head spinning! I want to print on everything now!!!! The above photo is a box tile that I painted with underglaze and graffito paper, crappy photo, should have snapped it from the side so that you could see that it is a box, oh well, you get the idea don't you?
These are a couple of small trays with underglazes and I used stamps with an underglaze stamp pad, the coolest thing ever!
This cup has a commercial wood ash with a commercial black in the carving that was applied then washed off. I'll be interested to see how the commercial glaze works out, I haven't used them before and the application is way different than what I am used to. It was fun to play with all of this stuff. I wish I could open a place where all these things were available to people to play with. What fun would that be!! Thanks Laura for a great day!! I'll be firing all of this stuff and some bisque and some Raku this week if the rains let up. How many times have we all said that this past year?!


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cookingwithgas said...

what a great way to spend a day and gain some knowledge!

Judy Shreve said...

Your graffito piece is wonderful. I've not done any mono printing but would love to -- what a great day you had!

Patricia Griffin said...

Love that box tile. Very cool.