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Yay, Bisque! ^_^

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Woo! Only one s-crack casualty (serves me right for giving that crap SPS clay another chance, grrr), but everything is bee-yoo-tee-fuls! *wiggles*

Not looking forward to all the glazing....WAAAAH

Here's some of my stuff:

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Truly beautiful stuff.

 

You mention the time you put into these, and it shows.  You have a great illustrative style.  

 

I would feel better about using the mugs, than the plates/ platters, as I wouldn't have to cover the great illustrations.

 

So what's the plan for glaze, just a clear over the top?  A clear will definitely brighten all the colors up.  Though honestly, I kind of like the subdued colors, they have now.

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Absolutely beautiful! Please tell me , what paints are you using? Under glazes ? Could explain your process a little ? Love your colors. Thanks. Jolie

Yep!

I draw the image using a regular pencil (graphite burns out in the kiln, so my marks are erased) on bone-dry greenware, and then I go over it with the colors first, then the black. For the black and white pieces, I use a watered-down wash of Amaco's black velvet underglaze for the shading, and then outline with Clay Art Center's Baltic Black underglaze (the boldest underglaze on the market!!). Then, I bisque to ^04, slop on some shiny clear, and fire to ^03. Firing it a little hotter than what the bottles of overglaze say gives them pretty cool effects and makes my earthenware a bit more vitreous. :) I use a combination of Mayco's underglazes (not my fave, but they have their uses), Duncan's transluscent underglaze (these ROCK), and the Clay Art Center of Tacoma's BLOODY AMAZING underglazes--those are expensive, but dang...they are SO GREAT. <3

 

Wow...thanks, Mark. Coming from such a freaking amazing potter who literally had me in tears because I thought my work was so ugly and simple compared to your masterpieces...man. That seriously means more than I can say.

HAPPY GUINEA DANCE :lol:

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Dayum girl! Consider my socks officially knocked off!!!!!!! I have GOT to introduce you to the folks down at Spokane Potter's Guild. They're gonna LOVE your work!!!!! B)

 

Errrmmm....any chance I could convince you to teach me how you do all of that?!? Maybe I could bribe you with farm fresh eggs? Or maybe tons of organically grown veggies once we get into summer? Just think how much your critters would appreciate it. ;)  :lol:

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Guin, their Be U Te FUL.. well, that's how you would say it lol.. seriously, that's some incredible work and I like the style and respect your skillz as a Ceramic Artist...

 

Do you do Mushrooms? Morals that is, wild Honeycomb Shrooms... I used to hunt shrooms like a madman, still do but not as many days in a row as I used to... Mushrooms and me go way back to when I was like 6 or 7 and my dad took me hunting for them.. To this day im a sucker for shroom artwork... My son just made me a shroom on the wheel at age 9, still cooling in the bisque kiln...

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Amy: HECK YES I'LL DO THAT!! I REFUSE to get eggs from the store!! Those poor, sweet birds, never knowing the sun on their faces or grass under their feet...you luvs your birdies and I'd LOVE eggies from you! And veggies! YESSSS. My babes love romaine, kale, parsley, cilantro, and carrots with the tops. You bet I'll give you lessons for that!!

 

Crusty: Welp, I CAN make mushrooms...send me a message! ^_^

 

Diesel: YESSSSSS!! That be your kitsune! He's all glazed and sitting in the kiln. I just gotta finish everything up and get my Fred going laaaaaate tonight! :) I spent all day with mah honey (I'm on his computer right now), soooo...heehee!

 

Thank you all for your SUPER nice words! I even got a topic vote? Wow! <3 <3 <3 <3 :wub:

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I can hardly wait to see the pictures, Guinea! I'm hoping to fire up the kiln tomorrow morning for a bisque firing. Also, hopefully, planning on a glaze firing on Thursday or Friday morning. I'll probably have to break the load into two firing on account of the kiln not being all that big. Oh for a big kiln and the space to house it. Darn the luck, mine  wasn't one of the three winning lottery tickets last week. <_<

 

How do your babies feel about chard, Guinea? My girls absolutely love the first offerings of the growing season, but soon tire of it after about two weeks. Then they become obsessed with fresh bib lettuce, strawberries, and a few bits of the tops from the tater plants. Crazy birds, I swear, if it's not nailed down or can run faster than them, it's fair game! :lol:

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Love your work little rodent!  And I love that your kiln has a name.  we built a new kiln a few years ago and named it Betty after a terrific lady who passed away. I swear she watches over the firings. rakuku

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Wow!!! Those are so gorgeous-- don't ever doubt your talents, Guinea!

 

Also, are you strictly a guinea pig guinea, or are you also Italian? ;^)

 

Also also, you will love local eggs. They taste a million times better...

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Actually, I'm half Mexican and half French, so underglaze painting is strong in my rodent blood! ^_^ All rodent. ♥

 

@Amy: My buns and peegs really don't like chard, the weirdos! They freak over kale and parsley, though. And DANDELIONS. Omg, dandeluin greens are like chocolate cake to them! Everyone hates my yard because I deliberately nourish my weeds as FREE FOOD. :)

My house is really a glorified shack of 564sqft. Fred is an old Skutt 230 and rests in the corner of my living room. I'd kill for that winning ticket, too! I'd build new studios for all my forum friends! ^_^

 

@Rakuku: My grumpy old man kiln is named after the wonderfully kind old man who gave me the money to purchase it. ^_^ Fred L. Tate is a writer who tells the tale of his rescue rabbits, but it took him ten long years to find a publisher. He then promised to aid the first person he came across who needed help to realize his/her dream, and as luck would have it, that person was me! He gave me $400 to buy Iva Talacko's kiln--she's a freaking amazing retired maijolica artist. And, I've had Fred Kiln ever since!

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