Tuesday, January 31, 2006

To This

Here is one of the best pots from the firing last thurday. I love this glaze. The turquoise is so satisfying and makes such amazing variation. It is a high alkaline copper glaze that I got off the internet. http://www.garyrferguson.com/rakuglaz.htm
The glaze itself is the 2nd alkaline blue on the first page.
Frit 3134 60
Soda Ash 30
Whiting 5
Copper Carb 3
It also is very consistant and as far as I can tell doesn't run.

From This

Here is my 10 year old little tiny raku kiln that I have been dragging all over creation. It has held up remarkably well and I love her.
Imagine that something that looks like this can produce some of the most gorgeous pots.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Dorothy and Miss Witch

Just a picture to document the path of this painting.

Bird Queen

I made some white clay that ended up too hard to throw and so I used the mess to make a bird queen . I wanted to see what it would look like to make a sculpture and then carve it like I usually do pots. I like it and the idea but the rough texture from my finger marks is hard to carve. Slab made sculpture is a thought.
This picture isn't the best to see the carving but she looks super scary!
I like her crazy teeth.

Monday, January 09, 2006

And Another

Closer Look

Dorothy and the Wicked Witch

New painting for the July show.
I've been reading the original book and come to find out Dorothy was a blond with glasses. So in this painting she will be cutting her hair for the transformation to brunette hair. Of course the witch will have something to do with this. And i'm making the witch pretty in my show because she will be more powerful that way. Two beautiful women fighting against each other makes it hard to choose a side. I want the witch to have her side of the story told.
So...i'm changing the story, quite a bit, but it is my show.

ps. Miss Grey do you remember this song?
Last Dance with Mary Jane. I love that saying so up it went. I was feeling awfully
strong and wily that day.

Thursday, January 05, 2006


This is a leg that is in the studio left over from my Alice show last May. They were hanging from the ceiling as if she were falling down from above. I have started making more legs for my upcoming show in July... Wizard of Oz theme at Urban Artware in Winston.
They will be the Wicked Witches legs from underneath the falling house.
I haven't decided how to do the house yet but may end up making a wooden version.