Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New critters!

Summer is coming pretty soon and with it, all sort of critters, one of them just stop by my little room, came all the way from Peru, can you recognize it?

The is a greenware bowl and design is made with sgraffito technique. I will take to the studio tomorrow where it will be fired.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Road Trip, Hillsborough, North Carolina

I have been away from sunny Florida for some days. North Carolina is about 12 hours driving from Tampa, so we stopped in Savannah GA in our way up and down. It is funny that even when we were heading north our destination is known as "the South" (!) 

The states referred as "the South" are the Confederate states, which during the American Civil War, wanted to separate from the Union and wanted to continue with slavery. 

It was a nice and short trip, we walked around historic downtown in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill and found some really nice places like the Eno Gallery, which was showing a very interesting exhibit,

Eno Gallery. Current Exhibition: Totems and Talismans

Friday, March 9, 2012

My big bowl!

I made a big bowl, a really big one and I did it myself, Kathy (my wonderful teacher) did not help me`this time. Is not a super big bowl is a regular 8 inches, but for me is huge because 5 inches was my limit and even though 3 inches is not a big deal it makes me so happy.  

I did some sgraffito over brown underglaze and since apparently my style is more Kawaii than I thought , I will keep doing my "Inca Summer" design, as my queridisimo boyfriend name this particular design.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Playing with the slip trailing tool

A month or so ago, I bought a slip trail tool at a Highwater Clays Store in St. Petersburg, FL. I have seen many really interesting designs made with that tool and though why not try it myself, since I like decorating pots and I am not afraid of complicated designs.

So yesterday and today I have been practicing with this little tool, is not so hard to manipulate once you have the slip in the right consistency, that is the hard part. Too thick and is really hard to squeeze the plastic container and to watery, and the design will run away.

I have not master it yer, but I will keep trying, possibilities seem to be endless. Here are my two attempts. Hope they will make it to the studio tomorrow.