My collared creatures are still sitting, waiting for a second round of glaze. Sadly, my heart lock belt dude had a little accident need to fix that before I begin to glaze so I can do them all at once. I want to cold surface - encaustic - the red clay body once I have also lustered the metal bits.
I simultaneously have been working on my sexy shoe vases. The big boy is finished and ready for bisque, the little one is finished and drying, and I have made the basic shape of the medium one, just needs to be decorated. I think once these are bisque fired I will glaze the inside with this beautiful strawberry crystal glaze with little bits of black and white specks. Its the same glaze I use for the nail color and I think it will be gorg on top of the red body. I am really happy with the process of these. I do not consider myself to be especially talented in terms of drawing/painting/decorating so this has been cool to work on and people seem excited about them, been a nice confidence boost.
Since I've been enjoying the process of the shoes, I have again returned to an old concept from earlier this year and started working on some ash trays that will have a mouth design in them. I am also (ugh) adopting the potter mind set and working in sets. I now am beginning to understand that there is something important ? something soothing or maybe ritualistic, about working on a piece in multiples. It allows me to really meditate on the form/decoration and then the learning curve makes the last piece incredible.
Still have another rug to make, still have to finish my cum bottles. Recently, I've been getting so excited about new ideas that I haven't been finishing work. yikes. I feel like everything will get done in December, thats what I keep telling myself. The idea of the school year is fabricated deadlines aren't real, but I do wish I would fully follow through on my art.
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