Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Show pics and an update on new projects

Here are 2 pictures of the show last weekend at the Greensboro Curb Market on Yanceyville Street in Greensboro, NC. This show was the yearly spring Pottery Festival. It is sooo much fun to be able to see so many different potters together in one place.
I had a blast!

Here are some new greens that I was working on for spring. These 2 linoleum cuts were made for a paper printing. But don't they look amazing with that new green/ turquoise glaze that we made up?

And this is a new slip that I recently was playing around with. It reminds me of that 70's avocado green with a bit of a yellow twist. I love the hummingbirds in the green.

Friday, April 11, 2008

New work.....

A peacock platter. these taker me forever to carve.

New bird girl. This one was fun with all the skirt ruffles and birds. These birds will actually detatch and be able to be worn as little pendants.

a couple of bird rattles.

and the mermaid all finished.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Bird King

Here is the Bird King. He is about 14 inches tall and will sit alone at the show. He is part human and mostly bird and can change at will. He still has his wings and I have him wearing a bird mask though in the story he has his own beak. He also has breasts because ...well...I like making them. And I love the way they look on him with the busy wings in the back. He looks androgynous and that was what I wanted for now. I think he will evolve as I keep recreating his image.

Here is a bird I made really just for fun.
He will be an experiment with a different glaze for this project.
It will be a gold/ yellow with a tinge of green.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Bird girl glazed

Here is the first bird girl after glazing.
I really love her from the waist up. The mixture of the green and the pinkish brown is really sweet. I also love the way the green gets darker in the crevices and bring out her features. I don't however, like the streakiness on her legs. Mr. Pizio says that he is mediocre at best with the green. My intern for the semester wasn't that enamored of it at first but likes it better the more we look at it ( agreeing with the streaky issue ). What do you think?

The conundrum is that I have quite a few of these built. I want them all to have the same glaze. My intern has made glaze tests for colors that I have been thinking of but unfortunately the tests are limited. It is hard to imagine what the colors will look like on the actual pieces. So I have to use the pieces as tests sometimes.

I may be remaking a lot of work....sigh.....