Sticks, Stones, Clay and Glass
|too tall for kiln, head cut and flange added, greenware with terra sigillata|
|getting ready for second firing, thin wash of RIO and rutile around face|
|inside cache more pebbles, twigs and egg made with porcelain, fired separately and then epoxied|
Sometimes it is tricky getting the glazes to do what you want them to do without affecting the other surface treatments. Although I wanted more green on the arms and I knew I could re-fire, I decided that it would fade out the chemise. It is hard to see, but the chemise is done in terra sigillata and porcelain slip in gray, blue, turquoise and pinks. It has an atmospheric look---a foggy day appearance. Sometimes when I walk out on the shoreline on a foggy morning the rising sun turns it pinkish gray. It has this surreal feeling. The ochre coloring of the twiggy arms and hands makes a raw and harsh contrast. Perhaps it is appropriate for the feeling of this piece. I decided that it was enough firing and allow it to be whatever it wants to be.
This weekend! Lots of beautiful art! This town is the gateway to the famous Anderson Valley!
Great wine tasting all over this town and art everywhere.