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  1. Hello. I love carving on my pots, and am looking for quality carving tools that will give me the preciseness I'm looking for. I understand that diamondcore makes amazing tools, however I do not currently have the amount of money it takes to buy their product. Are there any quality alternatives out there? Thanks!
  2. These are not ceramic artworks so I didn't want to post more than one without asking if anyone was interested in looking. This is crystal from a studio located in Nian, China carved from a Brazilian flawless 5 ton quartz crystal. The master studied the stone for 2 years and carving and polishing another 5 years by a team of a dozen carvers working under the direction of the master. These works are never seen by the public and are only owned by private collectors, although some government museums may have some of his work in their collections
  3. I am new to clay, both hand-building and throwing, and have been making images on pots in two ways- by painting in underglaze and by using commercially available texture mats and roller stamps. I would like to learn to carve into the clay myself. Can anyone recommend some good resource or resources to help me learn to do this? I would be particularly happy for book recommendations.
  4. From the album: Favorites

    I love all the varied shapes a good mug comes in. The shape is my current favorite. It works well to separate the textured areas from the geometric sgraffito in the bottom. It has a pulled handle and commercial glazes and was fired to cone 6 electric.
  5. Hi folks. I've been using a Silhouette Cameo cutter to create vinyl decals I put on my bisque before dipping in glaze to create a negative space design. (it's ain't easy creating a signature look and standing out in an art town) It's challenging (sometimes flat crazy making) because if you pull the decals too soon, glaze runs into the area you want to keep clean and too late, it flakes and chunks come off with the decal and I end up doing a lot of clean up or touch up. Add to that my unnatural love of gooey, reactive, unpredictable and persnickety glazes and it can be a real PITA, especially when doing runs of 200+ pieces. My cutter just broke and I won't be able to afford a new one any time soon. Once I was done stressing out and having a mini meltdown, I decided to try to create something new, different and cooler. I was thinking about carving stamps of my more popular designs and then using crayons as wax resist (I have no love for liquid wax resist and a very complicated history with it) Crayons are crazy cheap at the dollar store and easy to control. Bonus, I can leave some small bits unwaxed to add shadow/more texture... I've only made one stamp, I carved into some craft plaster of paris advertised as “carvableâ€, then pushed wet clay into the carving and bisque fired to create a stamp. So here are my questions…. Has anyone ever used crayons as wax resist? And did they work well for you? What is your favorite carving material for making stamps? I've added a couple of photos of what I've been doing to provide a visual… Thanks in advance
  6. From the album: Favorites

    Wheel thrown vase with geometric carved design and rainbow pattern in underglaze. Commercial glazes, fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.
  7. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Cone 5 B-Mix, carved and glazed in Stoned Denim from Mayco.

    © Giselle Massey 2016 all rights reserved

  8. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Interior of elaborately carved pie plate made with red clay and inlaid with white slip (and a touch of white underglaze).

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics, all rights reserved

  9. From the album: Playing with mud 2016

    Love doing this Adam Field style carving - very therapeutic! Have designed similar patterns of my own for future pieces.
  10. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Wheel thrown in buff stoneware with speckles. Carved with wildflowers and grass. Underglazed with Duncan Concepts Bright Kiwi. Interior glazed with Laguna Peach Blush. Flowers in Peach Blush, Dynasty Red, and Blackberry Wine. Exterior aside from flowers left raw.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  11. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Wheel thrown in buff stoneware with speckles. Carved with wildflowers and grass. Underglazed with Duncan Concepts Bright Kiwi. Interior glazed with Laguna Dynasty Red. Flowers in Peach Blush, Dynasty Red, and Blackberry Wine. Exterior aside from flowers left raw.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  12. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Wheel thrown in buff stoneware with speckles. Carved with wildflowers and grass. Underglazed with Duncan Concepts Bright Kiwi. Interior glazed with Laguna Peach Blush. Flowers in Peach Blush, Dynasty Red, and Blackberry Wine. Exterior aside from flowers left raw.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  13. From the album: Pottery 2016

    White stoneware, thrown on the pottery wheel, carved in a design of eucalyptus leaves in the wind. Glazed in Mayco's Stoned Denim at ^6 in an electric kiln.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  14. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in white stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. Treated with 2-1 water and iron oxide mix on only the mountains. One coat Mayco's Stoned Denim on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6 in an electric kiln.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  15. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in white stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. Treated with 2-1 water and iron oxide mix on only the mountains. One coat Mayco's Stoned Denim on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  16. From the album: Rogryphon's stuff

    The four elements are depicted on the sides of this bowl. This side is waves.

    © gryphonwyck 2015

  17. My wife is working with a bunch of jade carvers on some new ring designs, these will also appear in a new book she is working on this is one of the jade rings carved by our friends in China and the inspiration for one of the pieces recently posted in the gallery. it's carved from Dushan jade and is untreated all natural color.
  18. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    Body thrown in white, carved poppies design brought out in underglaze and overglaze color. Clear over all and a bright color on interior.

    © Copyright Giselle Massey - Giselle No. 5 Ceramics - All Rights Reserved

  19. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    Closeup of the carved and underglazed detail on my Icelandic Poppies vase. It has a lovely texture to touch.

    © Copyright Giselle No. 5 Ceramics (Giselle Massey) 2015, all rights reserved

  20. From the album: Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    © Copyright Giselle Massey, Giselle No. 5 Ceramics, all rights reserved

  21. From the album: 2015 Sgraffito

    Lidded jar depicting Choctaw woman collecting bark for medicine tea.

    © 2015, Carolyn Bernard Young

  22. From the album: Work in Progress

    My first successful one-piece flowerpot with attached saucer! Carved with wildflowers and will be glazed in bright, beautiful colors.

    © Copyright Giselle Massey 2015

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