I enjoy trying new things with my work in ceramics….. new to me, as nothing is really NEW. I took a workshop at the Peterborough Potters’ Guild last spring and that got me thinking that maybe I would enjoy exploring brush work with my pottery. I have done brush work off and on over the years but I thought it would be fun to go bigger and looser.
I started playing with some ideas…..
First I had to think about what I would draw because I needed to throw or build a piece to accommodate the design. Then, once the pieces were bisque fired, I drew out the design. I was looking for a flowing design, something loose and kind of fun. Once that was done, I had to think about adding colour to the design. I used a number of underglazes that I have. As a final step, the top glaze needed to be considered.
One idea always leads to another………. That’s the fun part! Once these pieces were done, I started playing with a texturing technique.
Keeping it fresh to me means that I am constantly looking for new-to-me ways to work with clay.
Janet’s next shift in the gallery is May 17th.