||SWIZ....MUGS 'N' STUFF. Same same but different.
Joined: Jan 20, 2003
From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
|Posted: 2014-03-24 8:49 pm  Permalink|
Wow Robbie, you are cranking out the mugs, good to see your in progress photos!
Joined: Jun 03, 2007
|Posted: 2014-04-10 01:30 am  Permalink|
Thanks David. Airbrush, definitely not a deft hand.
On 2014-02-25 06:27, tikiskip wrote:
"Admittedly i still have a lot of issues with glazing"
Yeah but ya don't show those.
Not every light I make is a winner.
Now get busy, we only have so much time on this world to make our mark.
PS I love that crusty barnacle look.
I do show them actually, it's just that you don't see them unless you look close up. And i'm trying to get busy, i'm just a lazy S.O.B. And i love that crusty barnacle look too, that's why i use it so much.
Thanks hiltiki. Bob'O'nut has been quite a hit.
Thanks TikiAno. Yes it's airbrush. I try to avoid using a paint brush if i don't have to, especially covering large areas.
Thanks Chippy. I'm used to see comments from you on IG so this was a surprise.
Not nearly as much as you are Rob. You are a machine compared to me.
So Kustom Lane gallery's opening night at their new location was a huge success and i'm proud to say that my fountain bowl (on page 14) was the only piece to sell on the night before i left, besides a black velvet painting that i bought which i'll post pictures of when i collect it, although a few pieces have also sold since then.
That fountain bowl was quite popular so i received a couple of orders which is what i'm about to post pictures of. I did a bit of pouring so i have quite a bit of bisqued work ready to go but i've only glazed a few pieces which were fired this week.
All of the Lance Corporal Stoney bowls i make i am glazing different or using different textures and/or colour combinations so anyone who buys one is getting a 1/1 piece, although this one pictured is very similar to one i've already made, it is a fountain version with the mouth cut out and has black in the recesses instead of brown so it is still different.
This bowl was one of the very first i poured and i didn't add any texture to the outside of it then so it's been sitting around waiting for me to decide what glaze to use. I went for this black crystal glaze (which i love) and this is the first time i decided to add some orange to the lava in the volcano and i was so happy with the outcome i did it on a couple more pieces.
When i first fired this piece there were a couple of spots on the inside where i must have spilt a little glaze which i missed cleaning up so it came out with a couple of blemishes which were quite noticable and i was not happy about, so i figured the best way to cover them was to use another crystal glaze and refire it and i'm very glad i did. I'm really happy with this volcano bowl.
I'm not sure what gave me the inspiration to modify the rim of this bowl like this but i feel it worked out well. Here's what it looked like before it was glazed.
And here it is glazed. I had this idea for the glaze not long after i made it and also added the yellow to the volcano after seeing how good it looked on the previous bowl. The blue glaze is a little darker than i would have liked but i really like this bowl. I'll definitely make some more like it.
Here's another Colonel Peek-a-boo that i glazed while i had the blue in the airbrush canister glazing the other pieces. I try to glaze as many pieces as i can with the one colour at the same time so that i'm not going back and forth cleaning all the tools/utensils.
A Brigadier VF1 glazed at the same time with yellow glaze in the volcano.
One of the Corporal Punishment/Colonol Peek-a-boo goblets. I had this glaze combination in mind from the start when i made this one. Worked out well.
Several more necklaces i beaded up with the skull pendant i make. (Some of the pics are saved from Instagram where i've used filters, that's why the lighting look different).
And finally, something that's not tiki but i'm showing it anyway, another bull taken from a mold from the 50's or 60's. My friend gave me a few of these to clean up the greenware and glaze as i pleased and another friend loves them and wanted one. Again these have been sitting around for a while and as i love this glaze so much i knew i'd be happy with it even and would keep it for myself even if my friend didn't like it. But he does.
That's it for now.
[ This Message was edited by: swizzle 2014-04-10 14:37 ]
Joined: Jun 08, 2003
From: Lancaster, SC
|Posted: 2014-04-10 07:17 am  Permalink|
Loving the new volcano bowls!! The lava flow and that bright blue glaze on the inside is very striking.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2014-04-12 6:25 pm  Permalink|
Good to see you back at it!!!
Joined: Mar 12, 2009
From: Nor Cal
|Posted: 2014-04-13 09:34 am  Permalink|
lookin good Swizzle! Nice'n clean stuff there. MP
Joined: Mar 10, 2011
From: Gresham, Oregon
|Posted: 2014-04-14 08:56 am  Permalink|
Always enjoy checking out your work swizzle, love the barnacle-like glazes.
Joined: Jul 24, 2010
From: Sunny Southern California
|Posted: 2014-04-14 3:34 pm  Permalink|
I am sorry I am not here on TC much, but while the kid is at school I can take a break and hit the computer.
It is great to see these mugs on the big screen and not just on IG, on the phone.
They look great!
Keep up the good work.