Saturday, August 27, 2016

Testing a water etching technique

I decided to try Amy Roberson's water etching technique that was featured in the May/June issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.

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.
You can see Amy Roberson's work at http://www.amyrobersondesigns.com/

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Photos from "The Potter's Kitchen" show

Setting up

More setting up - there's Moira, Gordon, Ken, and Elisse

Some of our work (prior to set-up):

Mark Lapczenski

Me (Sue Kirchgessner)

Judy Wach

Joe Morris

We set up a large farm-style table with a place setting from each potter.

Sue Peplin

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bowls

Silly Rabbit!


I re-fired this bowl and was able to fix the glaze crawling issue


Plates

10-inch plate - looks grreat!

7-inch plate

7-inch plate

Cups and Saucers




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Our busy studio

Just a couple of shots of our busy studio at BayArts. We're all getting ready for "The Potter's Kitchen"


Painted the last two plates for "The Potter's Kitchen"

I painted my past two plates for "The Potter's Kitchen." I'm pretty concerned about the pink flowers on the elephant plate - I unfortunately didn't learn about the light pink underglaze issue until after this plate was put into another kiln. Who knows - maybe I'll get lucky?