Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Playing with Majolica

Trying my hand at the traditional majolica technique using colored pigments on a raw white glaze over terracotta clay.  Will be firing over the weekend.  I am anxious to see the results, and hoping I do not have too many technical problems to overcome.

This bowl's design has been wax resisted and will get a pale taupe background. This allows me to paint the background right over the design using a large soft brush.  The wax resist will burn off in the kiln and hopefully the background will be smooth and streak free.  Kiln Gods Willing!
Boy the lighting in my studio is terrible...gotta get some good task lighting.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

These stoneware mugs and bowl were decorated with colored slips and bisque fired to cone 08.  They are now waiting for clear transparent glaze and a final firing to cone 6.