Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gracie's plates

Dont know how these will turn out once they're fired but they're lookin good so far... I put black underglaze in the lines and they're colored in w/ underglaze crayons, hope the color doesn't burn out. Unfortunately the 4th one cracked when i bisqued it.

This message has been sent using the picture and Video service from Verizon Wireless!

To learn how you can snap pictures and capture videos with your wireless phone visit www.verizonwireless.com/picture.

Note: To play video messages sent to email, Quicktime@ 6.5 or higher is required.

11 comments:

  1. Those plates are really cute. I'm looking forward to seeing them after fired.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The plates look really great. I have a couple of underglaze pencils, but have never tried them. Do you use them when the plate is green, leather hard, or dry? I mostly have gravitated toward the colored slip so far. Good luck with the firing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are so cute! But I'm confused - did you draw these or Gracie?

    ReplyDelete
  4. hi linda, i used underglaze crayons on this. i have some underglaze pencils too, i use both on bisque. never tried it on greenware, i suspect it'd carve into the surface instead of leaving much of a mark but honestly i'm not sure about that. i thought of colored slip here too, but don't have any made and thought the crayons would go better w/ the childlike theme.

    hey undaunted, i took gracie's artwork and transferred it to the plates by carving the design into leather hard clay. then after bisqued i put underglaze in the carved lines and colored w/ the underglaze crayons in the closest colors i had to what she used. so i decorated, but the design came from the big munchkin. when i come up w/ a final design and method of making any $ made from these will go into her bank acct for college $$. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. They're so cute! I'm not surprised you wanted to use the drawings!

    ReplyDelete
  6. 若有人問你成功時會不會記得他 試問若你失敗時他會不會記得你..................................................

    ReplyDelete
  7. Kim,
    I love Gracie's drawings and am glad you have transferred them to your pots...
    I'll be in Montana in August. I'll fly into Helena and then head to Whitefish-are you on the way?

    ReplyDelete
  8. whitefish is up north and to the west a bit, i'm 35mi south east :(
    i believe there's a few potters up that way, you're not doing a workshop or anything are you?

    ReplyDelete
  9. You are so sweet... maybe one day you'd come to visit, and then I'll give you some of my works...
    I love Gracie's drawings on the pots, did you already fire them? I have never used underglaze pencils, I guess I prefer to cut into the clay, and fill it with slip like the "tire marks", but maybe after see it fired, I might change my opinion.

    ReplyDelete