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  1. Marko ... beautiful platter! I love the texture and the glaze.
  2. Pretty freaking cool for scraps!
  3. I have seen multiple posts from others on this forum regarding a more precise way to apply. You wax your design area first, carve through the wax then apply the stain. It only sinks into the carving and beads up on the waxed area where you can easily wipe it away.
  4. Disappointing but in light of Mea's feedback on shows ... maybe it was the show. What was it geared towards?
  5. This whole bowl works for me ... shape, carving, rim glaze.
  6. Beautiful work ... I'm a sucker for blue/green glazes and this is gorgeous.
  7. Judy_in_GA

    Handbuilding work

    New to handbuilding ... work from 2015
  8. From the album: Handbuilding work

    Forgive the picture quality ... cell phone camera. This is my "go with the flow" frog planter. When I started the "hollow potato" (pinch pot), I had in mind a companion pig planter. However as it took shape it decided to be a frog so ... it's a frog! He has some glaze issues ... thin spots... another step down the learning path.
  9. Susan ... love, love, love this ... you hit all my loves, shaped plate, blue/white, texture, fishy and swirls! Do you slip trail first then paint or vice versa?
  10. Yes to the magic box! I have one now at home. Re: sandwiching ... is that possible with curved pieces? It's hard to tell in the photo but the edges turn up slightly so it's not completely flat top to bottom.
  11. My favorite carved piece so far.
  12. Thanks! I used a line drawing of the outside to make sure it would fit but the rest is just eyeballing it. I love carving and texture!
  13. SusanL ... beautiful colors ... can you describe your process? Guinea mentioned underglazes and china paint ... either?
  14. From the album: Handbuilding work

    This little bisque tripod pot was formed using Sandi Pierantozzi's method. Slab rolled, gutter cover rolled into the slab with a pony roller then formed into a cylinder and pinch the feet. I added the lid using the same method except it was four "feet" and using a different gutter cover for the texture.
  15. From the album: Handbuilding work

    This platter is after bisque. It was slab rolled and cut to fit a chinet paper platter. I added pipe insulation (the foam kind that is preformed and slit to slip around a pipe) to the rim of the chinet so the rim would have a more rounded profile and to support the clay as it dried. Chinet is great for forms as long as you support it from the back...it deforms as it absorbs moisture from the piece. This was a knowledge transfer from making paper mache forms. The tree in the center is a laser woodcut from the local craft store ... they make great stamps...center the woodcut then roll it into th
  16. From the album: Handbuilding work

    This lilypad plate is for under a frog planter I'm working on. It developed a small crack on the back during bisque however I wanted to test the glaze so went ahead and glazed it. The crack came to the front and lengthened during glaze firing but I really like the glaze. This was a slab rolled piece, handcut then embossed using one of the large ball Sculpey embossing tools .. I love those things! Other than the crack I'm really happy with this so I'll remake for the frog planter.
  17. From the album: Handbuilding work

    Those ears were almost the death of me. Since he was so thick (even after doing the "pumpkin seed scoop" to his insides after I cut the hole) he required long, slow drying. Our cubbies at the studio are along the walls of the handbuilding room with tables in the center. One day I was there and decided that he was sticking out too far and someone might bump him. So I rearranged the cubby so I could face him inwards and I bumped him and knocked his ears OFF! They were reattached with paper clay, vingear, spooze combo that I could probably never repeat those proportions again. It worked and they
  18. From the album: Handbuilding work

    This is the full size pig planter ... his "honey bun" of a tail was slip/scored to attach so there wouldn't be so many parts sticking out to break off.
  19. From the album: Handbuilding work

    This is a model done prior to making a full size pig planter. He was made using what my instructor calls the "hollow potato" method... basically pinch pot until you can close it up. He was then rolled on the table to set the overall shape using the trapped air inside the potato to push against. He's very heavy for his size since the walls are at least 1/2" thick. Next time they'll be thinner before I close up the shape. I dabbed black glaze in his eyes and nostrils to highlight but it ran ever so slightly on the white. Very happy with him.
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