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.