Monday, July 21, 2014
Dish It Out
I believe I had promised ya'll some photos of the new designs in clay I have been working on so here ya go! I am not entirely satisfied with these results but I think they are a good start. I have really been trying to come up with a more sophisticated or professional look to my work and I have been pleased so far. I've been working with a white clay, which is a huge departure for me, but I really love it and just trying to really focus on good craftsmanship but with a little more "flair".
I'm not sure that I like the really white glaze here and am looking for more of a off-white or cream and in a satin finish instead of this gloss. The blue accents should be more of a bronzy- green also; I had the glaze a bit thin on this trial. Of course, there are tons of color combinations this would look good with but I was trying to lighten up a bit! I have always used a rather dark, earthy palate in my ceramics and I think a change would be good.
I have a Facebook page for just my artwork and these dishes were not particularly well received when I posted them there. I had a few 'likes' but not what I often get. Everyone who has seen them in person has been very complimentary though. Haha! Maybe they were just being polite! At any rate, the only thing that matters is if I like them and like I said, I am still in the experimenting stage here. I think though that this is a good lead and will eventually result in a series I really like.