Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pastel Patina

Here's another piece with hand rubbed stains to achieve a pastel patina. There are muted tones of rose, gold, and blue. I hope the subtle colors remain after firing. A photo with a dark background would show the colors better, next time.

Up next is a fish recipe I cooked in parchment paper. I've always wanted to try cooking something in parchment paper but never have, till now that is. It was easier than I thought, so stay tuned. This post is part of the Mud Colony what's happening in the studio this week, check them out via the link. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. It's beautiful, if some of the color burns out do you have a plan to add more?

  2. Hi Lori, thanks, I've never added color to bisque pieces but I might if this one gets too washed out. Of course there is always the possibility it will get too dark too. Ha. All part of the mystery and fun of it all.

  3. At first I thought mummy cast...but a pretty one. ~Mary

  4. I love the texture of this piece - the layers add such depth.

  5. That one had been perfect in my home, it's lovely.


  6. These colours are almost opalescent. I do hope the effect stays - but as you say, it is part of the magic.

  7. Hi

    Oh this is so beautiful! I might be wrong but the color of the piece looks pearl, exactly, pearl pink and pearl grey. It looks like the vase was born from the sea. I love this piece.

  8. Hi Mary, thanks, oh you always have the most unique perspective; I must look up mummy on the net and refresh my memory on what they look like.

    Hi Julia, thanks, well we shall see if it stays this way after firing.

    Hi Elna, thanks, still has to have trial by fire but I am like the pastel tones.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, I'll keep trying to get this coloration because it seems so soft looking and calming somehow.

    Hi Sapphire, thanks, yes like a pearl and some of the nicest pearls are the ones with subtle colors in them like these I think, hope they remain after firing.


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