Friday, May 20, 2011

Hi there!

Remember me??? I know it's been awhile since I've posted here but I'm hoping to get back into it now that school is over, I'm sure your curious as to what I've been working on in my newly renovated studio! The truth is I've been a little frustrated in the studio lately. I started working with the porcelain clay, which I really liked in the forms of mugs and cups but when it came to plates I found that much of the details in my painted surfaces got lost. I tried a stoneware thinking that maybe a little bit of grog and a buff background would help retain the brush strokes but sadly, no luck there either. I just really like the terracotta surfaces. I'm now on a quest to find a new red clay body that I can work with and in the meantime, I've been going through my stash of Stan's Red in order to have work for the Spring Shows. If anyone out there has a nice red claybody that they like working with, I'm open to suggestions! Thanks:)