Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Here's a photo of the fired wall tile, Turbulent Sunset. It is brighter than the greenware one below so I decided to post a photo here.
Some time ago I finished this large wall tile. I have it hanging above my computer in my office. I never posted this description of how I made it; somehow it got lost in my draft posts. There is a lot of movement in this piece, especially in the water. It looks like a painting which was done with a pallet knife which is just what I was trying to achieve.
I started out slathering the white slip on the slab of clay first. The slip is layered on really thick on this one.
I left a small section uncovered which is where I decided to put the setting sun. Then I started filling all the other layers of slip using some Florida red clay slip, and then other colors of stained slips, building up the surface as I went.
Those are my inspiration photos, but I looked at them after I made the clay piece. They must have been in the back of my mind. This post is part of the Mud Colony what's happening in the studio this week. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.