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Vulcans mountain

Vulcans mountain

By on August 13, 2018 in Build with 0 Comments

This part of Vulcans Mountain has been bothering me as to how to paint it. I put an underglaze coat of Electric Blue on then fired, but as I looked at it decided to go with a sandy color. Probably wasted some effort on the blue underglaze, but I am using water to spray down […]

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Water

Water

By on August 7, 2018 in Build with 0 Comments

The build on Water is completed and now ready to be painted. Did a fire over the weekend and the pedestal which broke into pieces when in bone dry, survived. I used magic mud and pieced it all back together and then prayed. Everything seems to have worked out.

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figurative

figurative

By on May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Using photos from cristina cordova’s recommended figure site I printed out a bunch of different angles close to my final actual size and then work from this source. I still mucked up proportions and measurements, but through refining the form over and over again I am really close to having something that nearly matches the […]

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Mandala

Mandala

By on March 26, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Been a long time… Long long, long long time–since I posted here. So it’s Spring finally and I do think we’ll be looking at warm weather finally. So it’s time to dust the studio and come up with a direction or plan for my next show. I’ve been working on individual stacked sculptures all winter […]

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smoke and thinking color

smoke and thinking color

By on July 6, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The smoke turned out better than planned. It’s always a question before I start anything whether or not I can actually create the thing. So it was with the smoke. I put a dowling rod in the center to hold it, and it worked like a champ. I’m going to fire the sculpture with the […]

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The more detail , the more time

The more detail , the more time

By on July 3, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Just worked over the weekend on forwarding my fire gnome. Should be finished in another 3 to 5 hours. added the flame designs, want to do a little smoke bubble coming out of the mouth of the character and the top of the head will also have a little smoke stack. Started the cigarette holding […]

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Underglaze post bisque

Underglaze post bisque

By on June 22, 2017 in glazes with 0 Comments

This is the result of a clean underglaze application on top of porcelain slip cast cherubs. Very clean very bright. My goal is to now fire these up to cone 6 and see what happens . Hopefully the clay doesn’t melt, it’s indicated as a cone 5 max, but.. well we’ll see I may have […]

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Smoke’m if you got’m – Garden Gnome Series

Smoke’m if you got’m – Garden Gnome Series

By on June 19, 2017 in Build with 0 Comments

I affectionally call these part of my “Garden Gnobe Series” This one will involve the bust of Mick Jagger floating in a field of flames with a series of monkey paws holding cigarettes around his vanity fire. Got this far on my build this weekend.

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Manganese Wash

Manganese Wash

By on June 19, 2017 in glazes with 0 Comments

Part of working up test tiles is that you stumble into something really amazing. This is a manganese wash on a green slip cast cherub. I love the effect on the back almost more than the front. The way the blacks are so deep and crystalized almost like a flocking and then where water had […]

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Cherub Tests

Cherub Tests

By on June 15, 2017 in glazes with 0 Comments

Started the long process of testing out my underglazes using the Cherub form. I have 30 underglazes and just so happened to have completed 30 cherubs so far. Here’s the road Map: Underglaze half on pre-bisque Underglaze other half on post-bisque Glaze top portion of both pre and post sides Soda Ash wash bottom portion […]

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