I must say I am pretty pleased with myself!. As a senior, I have fully embraced the electronic age. I have set up my Etsy store am using Facebook, Twitter and now I am blogging! I am slowly transitioning from a full time business person to a full time potter, and will be running Atelier Marla as a retirement business. In addition to selling on Etsy, I have just completed several commissions. My area of interest is Majolica.
While I was a member of a local potters club, I was confined to throwing stoneware and porcelain, and had to amend my technique. In order to achieve the same color brilliance, and design elements, I drew my images on the leather hard bisque ware, and used colored slips that I mixed myself from oxides, carbonates and glaze pigments to achieve my pallet. Once bisque fired, I then glazed with a clear transparent and fired to cone 6.
Now that my home studio is complete, I will be working on my own, I will be throwing with terra cotta and painting my designs on glaze.
I hope to take lots of photos, and to share my progress with you.
Along the way, I have met some very talented and wonderful ceramic artists, and I am looking forward to interviewing them and sharing their work with you as well.
So, till my next post,