I decided to try something a little different. I have some customers that like my images but are not too happy with the drippy slip. So thought I would revisit the buff clay I have thrown with in the past.
(You will also notice, I hope, that I have been trying to improve my photo taking. Can you tell that the first three pictures were taken after figuring out white balance and color intensity adjustablity?? The next ones not so much...)
It seems so much simpler to skip the slipping, and waiting for that slip to dry. I did discover that I have to wait longer to paint with the underglazes on the clay (rather then the dry slip). It seems to apply better on a drier surface. Decorating on the buff does have some limitations. I don't get that nice contrasting line in my drawings....which of course reminds me that that is the reason I started to use the white slip and red clay in the first place.
So I have done more of that as well.
(Can't get this nice fence line without that contrast...)
Does the drippyness of the slip bother any of you?
The good news is that all of these pots were purchased in a big wholesale order and are now living (I hope temporarily!) at the Miller Farms' Farm Store in Locust Grove VA.
I also decided this hot weather meant it was time to do a bit of weaving with cotton for a change. This will be a summer weight shawl. Just right for a chilly night under the stars at the beach....
Gratuitous hot dog picture.