This is a pot that I picked up from the Pottery School where I bisque and glaze my pottery. It is 32.5 inches at its widest girth and 12.5 inches at its rim. It is hand built by pinching and then using coils closer to the rim. When it was leather hard, I then burnished it to a glossy finish. Then I let it dry for several weeks before taking it for bisquing. It is now ready for glazing and I am planning to decorate using underglazes and the surface of the pot as my canvas. The results should be very exciting and surprising. I will keep you abreast of my progress and show you the results.
I told you, my audience, that I would update you about the progress in decorating the pot that was described in my last post. I decided to use its surface aś a canvas and below is the result. I painted it with glazes as an undercoat and will then complete the process with a clear glaze inside and over the whole pot. It is currently waiting to be fired. I am looking foreward to seeing the result, as it is always a surprise to see the effect of the application of heating at temperatures of up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit on the chemicals in the different glazes. There are so many variables that one cannot really predict what the end result will be, which adds to the excitement and anticipation.
COMPLETED POT: Sialia Mexicana Anisodontea #1
Please see below the completed pot after it has been hand built by pinching and some coils at the rim; bisqued, decorated using underglazes, glazed with a clear glaze, fired in an electric kiln at Cone #6. What do you think? I do think I should simplify the name which I will do at a later date. I am thinking SIAMEXANIS. What do you think?
JDCARTSTUDIO/GIFTS was for the first time a part of Needham Open Studio on May 5-6, 2018. It was a meaningful learning experience for this artist. I enjoyed the opportunity not only to meet the public but allowing them to see my work space and even doing a few demonstrations of my Polymer Clay process. Below are some of my work that were on exhibition.