We did a soda firing this week ! Baby's first soda firing. I loaded the babe, bricked the babe up, and helped with the firing process. I got to spray the soda twice and the ring master.
The two titty planters, I used the butter slip for the nipples and then put the Korean pale celadon over top. The other titty mug I used butter slip over the entire thing. Not super happy with any of the titties.
The kewpie doll was made with red slip and then simply placed in the kiln, insane how grey it ended up turning. Obsessed with how the red little booty stayed. Definitely want to put more kewpie dolls in another soda firing and mess around with the studio colored slips.
I also made some shitty pottery of course ! The vessel on the left I used the tenmoku and the one on the right I used the sea slug. I love how both of these turned out. I glazed them and then wiped away the raised areas, love how they filled the lines in.
I have never been a big atmospheric firing guy, but maybe the soda has changed my mind.
I started making one last piece for the semester, inspired by pet play, ownership, and my love of collars. I also made a leash for the piece to wear, in an attempt to implicate the viewer more.
Sadly, I made the piece with rounded little feet and over time the bottom has rounded more and more, making it fall over in the drying process uh oh ! I tried to rub the piece back and forth over the hardy board and used sand paper, but it simply broke one of the feet off the piece and I had to reattach.
I need to figure out how I want to display the piece. I see it being on the floor or on a low to the floor pedestal. The leash will be attached after bisque and I think the handle will be floating by using fishing line?
For once I do not see any fabric being involved in this piece. There is a harshness to the work, a deviant sexual energy. It does not crave comfort the way my other pieces do.
Another boy out the kiln ! I glazed this one similar to my finished work from my previous blog post.
I love the way the gloop glaze dripped onto the body of the piece. I think the ratio of gloop glaze to the "mouth" is perfect. I think this sweaty glaze looks great, I finally have the glazing down to a science. I also think this color of the stain on the snap hook connector is my favorite outcome compared to the other pieces within this collection.
I have been further contemplating how to finish this piece with some kind of fabric? what if I sewed together a bunch of panties? create my own set of sheets? make a mini towel? embroider words?