Friday, March 26, 2010

The Wide Stripes

Remember this piece? I finally had it fired and glazed.

I quite like the stripe effect from this angle:

The glaze is a very dark brown that appears black. I used wax on the bisqued piece to block off the sections with no glaze. (First marking the lines with a pencil and filling in with a brush and liquid wax goo.) I wanted to see what it would look like to contrast bare clay with the blackish glaze. I like how the specks in the clay are the same color as the glaze. It's coordinated! Not too bad, eh? Especially considering I don't glaze often so my glazing skills are somewhat mediocre. I'm just pleased with the clean lines where the glaze stops.

Friday, March 5, 2010

"Range of Vision"

During the month of March, you can see my work in a show called "Range of Vision," featuring artwork by me, my sister Sarah, and my mom, Holly, at A Piece of Work, Inc., in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

The image I posted here was part of the press release I received. The painting is my mom's and the photograph is my sister's.

A Piece of Work is located at 1619 Hill Ave., Spirit Lake, Iowa. Hours are 10:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday. The reception will be held Friday, March 12th from 5:30-7:00pm. I will not be there as I live on Oklahoma, but you all should go!