I bought my first bag of porcelain clay a couple months ago and have been hand-building a few pots at my home studio (which I've tentatively named Atelier Imsland;) ) Rumor has it the porcelain is "fussy" but I've had no problems with it... yet. Perhaps because I'm fussy about all my pots! Here's my … Continue reading porcelain vessel 6.1.2017
I've been drawing and painting and carving spirals on and in to clay. To go with the cups I showed in my post from last week, I made this platter. And here is my friend Kitten trying to get in on the action during the photoshoot:)
Sgraffito,(via Wikipedia) (Italian: [zɡrafˈfiːto]; plural: sgraffiti; sometimes spelled scraffito) means "applying to an unfired ceramic body two successive layers of contrasting slip, and then in either case scratching so as to reveal parts of the underlying layer." In this case, I use a porcelain mix clay - it's not pure porcelain, but a clay mix with … Continue reading sgraffito 8.11.2016
I seem to be still addicted to spirals...
Getting a chance a couple times a week now to draw and paint. The minutes and hours and days are less momentary and are beginning to have form. Less crazed and more calm. More space and breathing. I won't write my usual monthly review post, because there just isn't much to write about this month. … Continue reading spiral love 4.4.2015
March is getting away from me already. My February intentions included the usual of daily drawing and exercising and twice a week yoga and bird-watching, plus finishing my reading of "The Artists Way." I did it all! The Artists Way took a long time for me to finish. I was frustrated that it was more … Continue reading march intentions 3.7.2015