Joined: Apr 15, 2011
From: Los Angeles, California
|Posted: 2011-11-01 1:24 pm  Permalink|
Here it goes!!!
I took my first ceramics class over the summer and here's what I came up with.
These were all made with soldate 60 clay.
I'm an absolute beginner, so I'm using this as a journal to keep notes and document my progress.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
gloss white - 1) dripped on 2) dipped 3) brush streaks
You can't really see as much difference between the area where the drips and streaks are, as I would have liked.
topknot - bray shino - 2 dips
body - matte black - 3 dips
I think 3 dips on the body was a little too much. The edges take on a really dark brown and the black looks charcoally. Maybe better for a volcano. This was my melting Moai, but, he looks like a depressed little Moai after glazing. I was actually tearing apart what I had created up to this point. A few seconds into ripping into it, I said to myself, "hey, he looks like he's melting, keep him."
clear H51 - 2 dips
I like how this glaze turned out. I held it by the feet and the glaze dripped off the topknot and left a little bit of a thicker layer and is more gray than the rest. Also, the bottom area where I held it needed to be touched up a bit and also has more gray. This is my favorite so far!
Thanks to everyone for the inspiration and suggestions!
I might've never picked up this hobby if it wasn't for TC!
My second ceramics class just started, and I'm hooked.
This time, we're using "B mixed with sand." So far, I like this way better for sculpting.
It's an independent study class, so for my class time, I'm going to focus on glazing for the first 4 weeks and mess around with the wheel for the last two (1 - 2 hour class/wk).
Again, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Mahalo for looking!!!
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