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The Guild is doing a lot of bowls for our Empty Bowl Project. So it is a good excuse to do many bowls. A few other things I've been doing too.

Several shades of purple on this bowl with spriging decoration on the exterior.

This is a deep purple, the shine in the photo looks less than purple but it is a super-duper purple again with spriging on the exterior.

Maiolica painting, cone 6. the design came out most crisp on this maiolica of those I've done in this set.

This one was done with underglazes and a transparent over. The browns are too weak. The pepper looks pretty good though.

This one is in maiolica.

A story with this bowl. The drawing was done by a student who is developmentally delayed. The class did bowls for the "Y" soup bowl charity. After doing the drawing the next day he had to stay home with headlice, and since the bowls had to be completed I glazed it for him (and of course the bowl was also thrown by me). After it was glazed I loved it so much I bought it back for myself. With all my years of practice I couldn't do a drawing like this. Picasso has a quote that goes something like: "When I was a child I could paint like Raphael, but it has taken me all my life to paint like a child." And I think this bowl is an example of what he meant.

The green got blurry. [ profile] slysodonia I know you've done a lot of maiolica, did I get the glaze too hot do you think? Or too thick? It's a cone 6 maiolica. I like the way the squash disfigured a bit though, looks very "squashy"

Both regular glazes and underglazes with transparent on this bowl.

The communion set. The person who ordered it was very specific about design and glaze. The platter looks small here, but is the angle of the photo, it is large.

The Shibori scarf with a darker dye, then steam set. I tend towards deeper colors, but I like this :-) as a beginning project.

Date: 2010-02-28 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The one you wrote this about "Maiolica painting, cone 6. the design came out most crisp on this maiolica of those I've done in this set." is my favorite of all of them. I really like how it came out.

Date: 2010-02-28 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. I've been enjoying doing slightly different decorations on my pots. And since I am making so many bowls for the charities it's a perfect time to experiment.

Date: 2010-02-28 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My bowls will be plain jane in comparison. I really like that one that you bought back. It is wonderful.

Date: 2010-02-28 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not at all. Strong shapes like those you throw don't necessarily need any surface design. I love drawing, so that's why I like the aspects of designs.

Date: 2010-02-28 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've got five good-sized bowls set aside for you. I'll bring them to A&S.

Date: 2010-02-28 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay!! Thank you so much.

Date: 2010-02-28 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
To thick by the look of it. It is still very beautiful though!

Date: 2010-02-28 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wasn't sure, thanks. Any guideline of how thick the maiolica should be?

Date: 2010-02-28 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope at A&S we can talk pottery more in depth.
I would like to hear more about your design philosophy and what motivates you to create. Also, about how your medieval pottery interests fit into that.
I plan on making more Majolica projects this summer. Mebbe we can do a workshop here together sometime over summer. :) Do you usually teach summer session?

Date: 2010-02-28 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a fantastic idea.
No I am off summers. I'm planning on going to June Fair, AnTir West, Coronation, and my son is coming to visit, but other than that I'm free (other than taking some classes to keep my certificate up, but I might take those on line.)
I have a lot to learn about maiolica and would appreciate finding out more from you.
I will be at KA&S.

Date: 2010-03-01 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Talia and I also want to learn about Maijolica.

Date: 2010-03-01 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds like we might get something going here. I wonder if we can twist [ profile] rafaella13's arm to come too. She does some lovely maiolica.

Date: 2010-02-28 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lovely bowls! I really like them!
And I like the Picasso qoute. That kid had a very intersting bowl!

Date: 2010-02-28 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks Hroar. I've heard so many stories of how Picasso wasn't a nice man, but I am constantly finding quotes of his that have meaning for me. He was talented with words too.

Date: 2010-02-28 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Of courseNot being nice al teh time, of course doent mean insightful things dont come from him. I very much agree with you!
That bowl wa sreally nice..glad you bought it back! Cool!

Date: 2010-02-28 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The child's drawing made me smile immediately. I love that bowl. Your work is beautiful.

Date: 2010-02-28 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. The kid's bowl has such 'authenticity' it's not trying to be something it isn't.

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