don’t push my buttons – came through the bisque but I was really unhappy with the result – I added more stain, more engobe and some very watery underglaze colours – put it back in the kiln and crossed my fingers. (maybe I prayed to the kiln god as well!)
terracotta and white clays, stains , engobe and underglaze approx. 40 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm.
14 thoughts on “breathing a sigh of relief”
Must have been a relief to see it work out so well! Some wonderfully delicate colours have come through.
A perplexing and intriguing mystery surrounds this piece, Ronnie! …. And I love the subtle colours and textures captured in the details!
Love the underglaze! She’s beautiful.
Thanks Anna it is a very ‘removed’ process not being entirely sure what comes out of the kiln – however I am also attracted to this element of chance – this time I was a bit lucky 🙂
Thanks Jacquie – I am hoping to take this down the Gold Coast next week.
And what do you offer the “kiln gods”?
The surfaces of each of these fascinate me. I think your prayer to the kiln gods worked!
good question – a cornucopia of delights including my firstborn !
Yes the surfaces, now that the figures are much larger become a statement almost in their own right – the challenge for me will be bringing all these elements into play successfully – the kiln god smiled last week – but I also like sailing into the unknown!
In undergrad school when we fired the big outdoor kilns, we would offer the kiln gods a shot of bourbon…before imbibing one ourselves.
Yes I have heard tell of these pagan rituals with outdoor wood kilns burning throughout the night and often into the next but sadly I have only turned to ceramics recently so undergrad college(now a long time ago) was all art history and textiles 😦
These are lovely
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