A bit of a lawn ornament
This is the latest sculpture, its hand built and a lot of fun! Nothing super fancy, but he came out really cute. The whole piece was given a wash of green terra sigillata before the first firing, then it got red iron oxide and some copper carbonate, and then I dry brushed a reactive matte green glaze over the shell and did the eyes with a black glaze. Click on the picture to see the Etsy listing with more photos!
An oldie but goodie
This picture is one I found in a folder of pictures I took for a rack card for the art center, This piece is a few years old, but I still like it. Its one of my 'Strange Fruit' series, small fist sized (or maybe a bit bigger) little treasures where I was playing with the surface. Here I have white and blue Terra sigillata over a red clay, then the stem was left bare but the main part of the fruit was burnished and covered with a slip resist before the piece was smoked. Where the resist crackled, the smoke got in but where it was covered, no smoke got in. There is a nice crackle pattern on this one, and I put small beads of clay in the body so it has an interesting musical quality as well.
Fun with Tiles!
These are a few of my coaster tiles, cut at 4 inches at the wet clay stage, they shrink so they're about 3 1/2 inches. These are simple plant material pressed into the clay with a rolling pin then the design is popped with colored terra sigillata or oxides. These have a LOT of possibilities! Fun stuff