Week 5 of classes
Last week, after finishing up my bisque I did a low fire cone 04 glaze kiln. I finished my kewpie babies. I glazed four of them, and gave one with a broken booty to Mandi :). I wanted to explore ignorant style tattooing, sexualization, and fetish (specifically the idea of the "fucktoy" by using these children's toys.) I really enjoyed just trusting my gut with the underglaze on these. I used my old ass glazes on these the one on the left is a cream color (Banana Cream), the other two are clear (Eggnog) with the one in the center having a lighter coat than the one of the right. The one on the right has a hole added to its head since it did not end up standing, but I'm hoping for it to be a wall hanging piece. I plan on continuing this body of work further, will explain next week once I get the ball rolling.
Another fun little activity I finished with the glaze kiln were these dildo pieces. I made this dildo mold from the packaging of a toy, I am fascinated with how much goes into the packaging of toys, sometimes it seems that the cost is mostly the marketing when you buy a sex toy. From this mold I make two dicks, one being kind of a tile (center) I had some fun and shaved some clay to make the pubic hair, glued with slip. I wanted to color it between my classic lavender and an eggplant and landed on this color combo with the veins being lighter to highlight them (literally.) I then experimented with some resin, adding fake cum to the piece. I really like how this resin turned out. Finally the piece on the left is the actual use of the mold, I see it as a fun little display tray for condoms or something of the like. I wanted to use a bright color to reflect the insane color choices you see with sex toys, with a nice old glaze that is a fluxed bright blue to contrast against the dick color.
Did some fun wax play, including a quick demo of what I've learned for the class. Overall, I'm not happy with the way the wax come out of the Cum bottles, I think against the white of the bottle the wax looks too yellow/cream to be realistic cum lol. My little dick/butt child (I am unhappy with the form and the underglaze outcome) was a tester for the wax since this was the first time I had used a heat gun to apply the wax. However, I am VERY pleased with the way the wax looks on my fun vulva bowl, I wish I could take a good picture but the inside is an intense red glaze. I love the texture that the wax adds to the piece and the way it drips is perfect for making the genitalia appear to be aroused. I also love how it looks like cum or discharge when you allow the wax to be thicker/pool in certain areas. From these pieces, I learned that the wax must be used on a surface that is not white.
One last experiment was working with some resin on these cum bottles. After doing the wax and being unhappy with the outcome I wanted to see if i liked the way the resin looked on these. The resin is waaaaay too thin to look like realistic cum. But what I learned from this is that the color is perfect. I think with the other two bottles I have that haven't been bisqued, I want to create the cum with slip and then when they have been fired brush the resin on top instead of a glaze.