Friday, March 20, 2009
The first of my new bottle vases turned out... ok. I'm not quite satisfied yet with the glaze fitting the clay body, but I think it will take a little time. On the recommendation of my mold maker I bisqued high to burn out any impurities that the clay may have, but then it was hard to get enough glaze to be absorbed into the clay body so I won't be doing that again. (That's why the poppy is a little faded)
Anyways, I was able to fit in a day of painting and to change things up for myself I painted with watercolours on paper. It was very freeing just to be able to do a bunch of paintings without thinking them over too much, focussing on colour and shapes. I was loving that yellow ochre colour too!