"Still, I believe the planet on the table, even when wounded and imperfect, fragmented and deprived, is worthy of being called whole."
~ Mary Ruefle
'Madness, Rack, and Honey'
Translating my techniques between paper and clay....
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.
Last minute work before my residency concludes....curious about high fire slips in the image above.
Exploring the idea of low fire red ware in the image above....
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,