When I get into an obsessive state of mind about a creative project I don’t sleep! Last night I kept thinking of adding blue to this platter, and so I had to try it out this morning. I also painted two more pieces with the same concept. This platter you see here is just dried white clay with under glaze painted on it. I will be firing it in the coming days and will be sure to post the finished result…zzz
“Knowledge is the food of the soul.” Plato
So as you know if you’ve been following my posts recently I am working a lot with clay these days. I love the simplicity of throwing a clay vase and finding a simple decoration idea.The clay dictates what it wants to do on the wheel! Here’s a terra-cotta vase covered with a red slip. The figures are painted in black under glaze. Now it needs to be bisque fired and finally fire glazed. A lengthly process! I have quite a few vases on the go at the moment so hopefully they’ll all turn out well. I am not a trained Potter, so it is learning by doing and having fun along the way!
I am working a lot in my pottery workshop these days. Here’s a sample of some of what I have been working on. These pieces have been decorated with slip and underglaze colours.