Saturday, June 2, 2012
Round Bottom Basket
Here's another basket I made yesterday; it's about a foot long and 4 inches high. I rounded the bottom of the basket and then added feet. When it was firming up on the form it slipped a little sideways so it wants to tip to one side. Not sure what I'll do about that. I see now I should have put feet closer to the edge. But the attachment point would have had to have been slanted. When working upside down it's hard to determine the exact angle to make the feet and where to attach them.
I put the feet so I could glaze the whole basket. But maybe I should stain the basket. Should I mix some frit in with some copper carbonate or red iron oxide and paint it on. What do you think? I'd love to see one of these baskets have that turquoise copper color as if it was made of copper metal that has achieved that aged patina over time. You know like the statue of liberty color shown above I borrowed from wikipedia. I am not sure how to achieve that color, if you have a recipe for cone 5 or 6 I'd love to know.
I see Georgies has some sculptural glazes with one called copper patina and some others that look interesting. Has anyone used them? What was your experience if so? I guess I'll need to do some test tiles to see how they turn out beforehand. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.