Speckled Hen, Linda Starr
Stoneware, Cone 6 oxidation
7.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 inches
Here's the hen sculpture I was inspired to make after seeing the wonderful chickens Meredith makes. Some of the slathered slip is a little sharp, I'll pay better attention to that next time. I'd like to make one of these hens with different colors of natural clays and slips and no glaze at all. This one has stains and underglazes and a satin clear fired over those. The bird is hollow and open on the bottom. I was going to add a hole in the point of the beak to be sure it didn't explode. I forgot to put the hole but I lucked out and it fired just fine. I'd also like to do a pit fired hen. I was thinking it might be nice to see how they all looked together.
Thankfully my computer was fine, the computer guy had to uninstall Google Chrome and reinstall it. So I'm busy taking photos and uploading them today. Tracey had professional photos taken of her work and the set up had backdrops, mirrors, and lighting extraordinaire, can't wait to see her photos. Maybe I can find a professional photographer that will do a trade out or something. I'd love to see what some of my work would look like photographed by a professional. I'll have to work on that. Thanks for all your comments, I really appreciate them.