Sunday, July 29, 2012

Meet Theia

 She's named after Theia, Greek goddess of shining light and things that sparkle. That's Amaco "Saturation Gold" glaze on her body. Swanky!

Here she is with Helen.

Koi lantern

Shino glaze over glossy black (which was wiped off in some areas and waxed in others)
I think I'll enter this in Coyote Clay Co's glaze contest. Wish me luck!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Turtle and goldfish jar

 Here's another one.

Goldfish pond at the Lake Erie Nature Center in Bay Village.

A bunch of turtles live there too.

Frog and toad (are friends)

 In progress. The jar is fairly small, about the size of a grapefruit.

 Hi, Toad.

Hi there, Frog.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rainbowfish Vase

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has two displays of rainbowfishes of many different species. They're native to Australia and New Guinea.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spring peeper (in progress)

It's a very small piece... about the size of a linden leaf.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

1-gallon pitcher

 It's fairly large. I estimate it'll hold a gallon when finished.

 It's for the "Garden" show next May. Better give it a snake.

 The trick is to wait for the right moment to attach it.

 I'm worried about the eventual weight of the pitcher. It's 9 inches tall and a little over four pounds. When full of liquid, it could weigh 12 pounds or more.

 Attaching the foliage is like decorating a cake. Here's a view of each side.

Wow, that was fun.

Another look at the South American place setting

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cichlid families

Cone-6 porcelain with Amaco "Velvet Series" underglazes and Coyote "Shino"

Plate diameter is 9 inches

Success! I am glad.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Why is painting so difficult??

I've been painting on the same vase for, like, two weeks. You would think this would be easier by now. Time to pull back and do some throwing. Of more tableware for me to paint. Bah. At least it's brown clay: easier to glaze.