Tuesday, May 12, 2009
What am I working on?
I promise I am still playing in some clay.
It does not seem that way in the past month, but I still have my hands in the mud.
Last winter my sister from Raleigh asked me to work on a tile project for one of her customers.
I jumped at the chance to work with her.
We had talked several times about working on something together and this would give us that chance.
She will be doing all the art work for the tiles and I will be making and transferring her art work into clay.
The past week plus I have been carving tiles to work out how I will do the design. This also will give me tiles I will be able to use to test the glazes on.
I have done a lot of glaze testing on small one inch tiles to work out the colors we would like to use. I am now at the point where I need to see if the colors work as well when used on something larger.
I am at the point where the tiles need to dry completely out. This should put me back on the wheel and then back to the tiles after a gas firing.
This was the first tiles for test and we thought they were fun put together- long