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#21 Celia UK

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

You won't wantt to hear this Marcia, but it's still not working. I'm getting the same message about logging in, as previous posts.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:16 PM


This is the sgrafitto piece from my gallery

http://ceramicartsda...wimage&img=2213

I am home now. Tis was a dark clay with a porcelain slip applied. Then drawn using a porcupine quill. It is a street scene outside the studio in the old medieval part of Vallauris, France.

AIR Vallauris is where I did a residency last October. It worked when I clicked on it. Let me know if it is working. Got home last night from the Tuscany Tour III. It was really a great group. Nice people. All went smoothly except for some twisted ankles. So much to see looking up, people walked off curbs.


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#23 Benzine

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

Ditto, still not working.

It's not just your links Marcia. I tried to follow one, to another poster's gallery, and it gave me the same message.
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#24 Pugaboo

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:03 PM

Sorry me too... Has a setting somewhere changed they we need to set to have permission to follow links?

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#25 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:51 AM

ok
I kept getting that "oops" message a while back.

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#26 Pugaboo

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:17 AM

[quote name='oldlady' date='14 June 2013 - 08:15 PM' timestamp='1371255332' post='37071']
[quote name='Marcia Selsor' date='14 June 2013 - 10:37 AM' timestamp='1371224261' post='37019']
I used a porcupine quill on this one. Cone 5 dark clay with porcelain slip on top. blue slip brushed on.
http://ceramicartsda...wimage&img=2213

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That's amazing thank you for posting it. Where do you get porcupine quills? Do you actually scratch into the clay with the color on the quill or do you scratch the lines with the quill then apply the color afterwards? The later is what I've been doing using various clay tools including the standard sgraffito. Its a bit time consuming doing everything twice.

Or do you paint the blue slip on let it dry apply the white on top let it dry then scratch through both layers to reveal the different shadings?

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#27 Benzine

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

[quote name='Pugaboo' date='19 June 2013 - 07:17 AM' timestamp='1371644253' post='37336']
[quote name='oldlady' date='14 June 2013 - 08:15 PM' timestamp='1371255332' post='37071']
[quote name='Marcia Selsor' date='14 June 2013 - 10:37 AM' timestamp='1371224261' post='37019']
I used a porcupine quill on this one. Cone 5 dark clay with porcelain slip on top. blue slip brushed on.
http://ceramicartsda...wimage&img=2213

Cheese hard is the way to go.
Marcia
[/quote]



That's amazing thank you for posting it. Where do you get porcupine quills? Do you actually scratch into the clay with the color on the quill or do you scratch the lines with the quill then apply the color afterwards? The later is what I've been doing using various clay tools including the standard sgraffito. Its a bit time consuming doing everything twice.

Or do you paint the blue slip on let it dry apply the white on top let it dry then scratch through both layers to reveal the different shadings?

Terry
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I like to believe the Marcia chased down, and tackled porcupine to obtain the quill. That's not what she'll say happened, but that's what I'd tell people.

With sgrafitto, the color is applied first, then carved through, revealing the color of the clay. If you colored the portions afterwards, it would just be standard coloring.
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#28 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:40 AM

I put the white ground onto the dark clay. Then started to draw with the quill scratching through the white. Then, I decided to add the blue shutters. I painted the blue slip onto a larger shape and scratched through to the dark clay.
One of my workshop participants last year was from South African. She brought a bunch of quills and gave them to people. There are still a few at La Meridiana.

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#29 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:58 AM

Benzine,
Madelaine lives on a farm in South Africa and she DID chase down the porcupines to get the quills.
She has a big porcupine problem on her farm. She brought dozens of quills with her to the workshop.
I really like using them for signing, drawing, etc. on the clay.

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#30 Benzine

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:39 AM

Benzine,
Madelaine lives on a farm in South Africa and she DID chase down the porcupines to get the quills.
She has a big porcupine problem on her farm. She brought dozens of quills with her to the workshop.
I really like using them for signing, drawing, etc. on the clay.

Marcia


That's awesome.

I've told you this before, but that has to be one of the coolest items to sign your works with. The only things cooler would be something like a raptor claw, or meteorite fragment.
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:23 PM

Porcupine quills have long been used as fishing floats in the UK, not so fashionable now but still available if you hunt around.

I signed two pots with one just this evening. I used to use a needle tool but that always seems to leave a small burr at the edges, the quill leaves a smoother result.



#32 Pugaboo

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:51 PM

Okay now I've seen everything... You can buy porcupine quills on eBay. Not cheap by either by the looks of it.

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#33 Kohaku

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

Okay now I've seen everything... You can buy porcupine quills on eBay. Not cheap by either by the looks of it.

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I've seen at least three road-killed porcupine this year (Yay for Idaho with its gargantuan trucks).

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