Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Finished pieces

Here are a couple of the finished sculptures from last week.
I glazed the small head with a cone 6 shino type glaze called nutmeg. It is a lot darker than I expected put I am quite pleased especially with the monsters.

The rabbit has the turquoise glaze that I have been working with. It turned the black slip blue. I am not as pleased as I thought I would be at the result but Will really likes it.
Working on some crazy new sculptures for this week and of course pots.
I have been meaning to post a tutorial here,
but I haven't gotten to it yet...maybe this evening...


Undaunted said...

These look great! I agree with Will, I think the rabbit looks lovely in those colours.

Did you glaze the monsters in the back of the head? They don't look shiny in the photograph so I just wondered.

I can't wait to see your tutorials. Don't put yourself under too much pressure though.

Leanne Pizio said...

Thanks Un D,
I did glaze them and they are shiny but it didn't come across in the picture.
I think the next time I carve a sculpture I am going to fire them without a glaze. The glaze sometimes causes too much glare and the details get lost.

Undaunted said...

Oh wow, I didn't see the top one last time! I love it! What a beautiful colour.

Can you get matt finish glazes? I just wonder because I thought things had to be glazed to protect them, but I'm not always keen on a shiny finish either.

Anonymous said...

You continue to astound me with not only how many works you produce, but how beautiful, interesting, quirky, thought-provoking they are.

Thanks so much for sharing these!

Leanne Pizio said...

Thanks Anne,
Your encouragement means a lot! I am so glad that you like the new work. I have been a bit nervous about them for many reasons but especially because they are so quirky.....
But they are what I am really inspired about so I am going to keep going.

Un D,
You can get matte glazes but a lot of the time they are not as transparent as I would like them to be. On the other hand sometimes that works out and makes the piece a little softer...I'll have to experiment!


Connie said...

Your work is incredibly expressive and exciting! Love it! Love it! Love it!

I am both an Artist and Art Teacher in a K-8 public school out here in Arizona. I do TONS of clay work with my kids! I even wrote a grant last year and recieved five pottery wheels---yeah, pottery wheels in an elementary school...that's unheard of! But, each class does clay projects and I have a "Clay Club" that meets twice a week. I would love to spotlight your work...and base some lesson plans after it.

Could you be so awesome and email me at dirtyfootprints@yahoo.com. I'd love to know if you have another website, or could you be so awesome to email me some images I might be able to print out and show the class, with your permission, of course.

I just love the way you carve and your simple lines and patterns---perfect!!

Peace & Love.