Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Tray with the Checkered Past

Un-fired Greenware tray with cobalt slip stenciled squares 
on a tan clay body. The green branch with leaves has been painted 
with underglazes and the tray measures 9" x 12".

The PMS (Press Mold Shape) #12 made from lightweight
wood by David Weisenbach of DropBach.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Roxanne's Pour Out Your Heart Jug

Roxanne Ballantini created a wonderful piece for our class showing,
June 12th through July 16th, 2016 at the Community Arts Center.

 The pinch strip built jug boasts 
a found twisted Filbert wood handle...

Roxanne multi-glazed her piece and once fired,
the handle was wired in place.

The shaped pour spout gives the quaint little jug
it's official name...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Pair of Pourers...

Earthenware Pourers glazed inside with Old Brick
and ready for their outside glazes.

 After the glaze firing -
Mayan Mayhem Pourer has 2 coats of  O-26 Turquoise
with 1 coat of A 32 Iron Saturate over it on the outside.
Both glazes are from Amaco.

Paisleaf Pourer has EM - 126 Laguna Seafoam
on the outside - one coat on the texture which was lifted
and two coats on the spout area.

DropBach and Foam Pressed Trays

Stencils are such fun things to use to create patterning
especially on a slab of clay.  This 10 x 10 DropBach
tray was created from a slab painted with blue green
slip over a stencil; some underglaze accents were
added as well and then after a bisque firing, the tray
was glazed with Duncan clear brilliance.

This free form press form tray stenciled with a floral
reminiscent of  50's wallpaper was made from
earthenware and simply clear glazed.