Eyes glazed over…

Critique time….

I have many many comments.

  • Latex resist is awesome!!! Will definitely continue with that.
  • My clear glaze recipe is too thick and it ran off all the pots and now I get to use the dremel tool, if I decide to even try and salvage them
  • The color fired out of the tumblers with the nice painted plants, so they are basically black tumblers with the occasional design peeking out. Won’t do that again.
  • I like the quilting designs that I carved into the sides of the hexagon cups and there are some nice colors going on a couple but for the most part, ugly!
  • The earrings and pins were a way to use up the leftover colored slip ware I was trying and the pins are pretty cool. The earrings are paper thin and while I think they are pretty, not sure how functional they really will be. They may end up as windchimes instead
  • The lips of the cups are really not as clean as I would’ve liked. Maybe another glaze addition there and let it run where it connects, or a metalic gold rim might be cool.
  • I can see other colors besides black with the underglaze. Blue on Blue, shiny with matte, and trying to get a more delicate shape and pattern.
  • I definitely need to work on the heavy-ness of everything and work on getting a larger size due to the clay’s shrinking.
  • Possibly find a better clear glaze recipe or  put this one on very thinly.

It is a start… with lots more work ahead.

2 thoughts on “Eyes glazed over…

  1. I’m curious, was the colored area… the underglaze that you peeled the resist off of, dry after firing? in contrast to the “wet” black glaze? thanks, nice work.

    • Hi Toby,
      The underglaze was fired on the tumbler in bands of color so the bisque was dry. I painted the latex resist on it. Let it dry and then poured the black glaze over the top. Once that glaze had set up, I then used a needle tool to prick the edge of the latex and it just peels right up leaving even the most intricate areas in tack and is just so much fun to do.
      Thanks so much, I’m having fun with it all. Recently lost my job so I am getting more involved with clay and just taking it an experiment at a time…

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