Wednesday, February 24, 2010

gruvin...






just a quick post, before i go to the studio. had a couple of days where i didn't need to have the wood stove crankin', but alas the old man is back and his breath be mighty cold this morning. had a successful kiln, all five large platters 100%. this is great, i now have a firing program that works well, no fear of thermal shock. this was a single fire also, it took about 28 hrs total time.(open kiln) so rally i am saving quite a bit of energy and $ in the firing cycle. it can be done! single-firing rocks. i will post some photos of the platters soon, again i am trying get into a friends professional studio to have this done. they are much too big for my light box, and well i just want shoot them proper you know? here are some works in progress. i had a stellar black and white platter come out, in which i was painting light thinned out layers of slip. very happy with it so i am going to go that direction for a bit. something about the black and white, the emotion is more cerebral than physical, colors are sex, black and white the discussion afterwards?

6 comments:

Tracey Brome said...

OH YEAH!

cindy shake said...

They look GREAT!

jim gottuso said...

totally dig that first platter. love the brush work, can't wait to see how it holds up

boss said...

行動養成習慣,習慣培養人格,人格影響命運..................................................

www.jeffmartinceramics.blogspot.com said...

yes jim it will be interesting, i would like it if they faded just a bit. might take a sand blaster to them to further erode the surface.

Chris McCormick said...

the top platter and the bottom platter...wow.