~ Mary Ruefle
'Madness, Rack, and Honey'
I began this series at the end of my residency....photographing bisque has me thinking about the finished work -- surface? liner? clay bodies? firing? So much more to explore, while so little time left as a resident artist.
I'd like to have more of a natural watercolor look to the paint, but I think I can achieve that by mixing the colors more and exploring different tones rather than working directly out of the bottle.
I also tried various surfaces and liners...some with slip all the way to the rim, others with slip a little lower. Some outer surfaces covered completely in white slip, while others I left some of the red clay showing through between the images,