Sunday, May 16, 2010
Are you shaking your head yet? This time I've been inspired by a couple of tropical tattoos. I thought both the mermaid and octopus were so wonderful I just had to use them in clay.
I don't usually go around taking photos of tattoos, but the guy who was putting up our window film was so proud of his, I asked him if he would mind if I took a photo to use in my art. Of course he agreed. He was especially proud of the mermaid since his Aunt is one of the original mermaids who swim at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
I just finished my slip work on the mermaid plate and the octopus platter. Now I have them placed over hump molds and they're drying in the closet.
I picked up the bisqued work I made over the last few months yesterday. They all made it through except a tiny part of pyramid seam separated slightly which I can cover with glaze. Now I'm sorting through to see which pieces I'll raku, barrel fire, or glaze. I'll be glazing all day today and then getting those fired very soon. I should have fired work to show in a week of so.
Oh, I'm making a piece in a different format also inspired by a tattoo, so check back again. Comments and suggestions are welcome.