So... I'm taking a pottery break for a while. I've been busy learning web design and web development, which actually isn't all that different from functional ceramics.
I'll be back in the studio in January! Visit my website at skirchgessner.com if you're curious to see what else I've been up to. Here's a taste of my knitting...
Saturday, August 27, 2016
I decided to try Amy Roberson's water etching technique that was featured in the May/June issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.
You can see Amy Roberson's work at http://www.amyrobersondesigns.com/
|I made some tiles, waited until they were leather-hard, and then applied damp circle shapes (made of paper)|
|I brushed glossy Mod Podge over the tiles and waited for it to dry|
|Then I carefully removed the paper (using an x-acto blade)|
|There's bare clay wherever the paper had been. I used a wet sponge to sand it away. I went a little overboard on the tile on the left - you can see I accidentally sanded away the Mod-Podge and wrecked the pattern. Oops. I'm so clumsy.|
|This tile looks good though! I can't wait to see how it looks glazed.|
|I'm excited to try this technique on some cups and saucers. Our shino and translucent glazes will show off the relief pattern pretty well, I think.|
Saturday, May 14, 2016
|More setting up - there's Moira, Gordon, Ken, and Elisse|
Some of our work (prior to set-up):
|Me (Sue Kirchgessner)|
|We set up a large farm-style table with a place setting from each potter.|
|Leah Gary ("The Solar System - In Memory of David Bowie")|
|Leah Gary ("My Mother's Hutch") with my miniature dining table and rug.|
|A detail of Leah's miniatures|