Week 6 of Classes
testThis week I continued my Kewpie project. I made a new batch of slip, Mathers cone 10 (who would have ever guessed ME ? High fire ??) Absolutely loving the way this slip pours into the molds. I made a batch of babies and then since this casting slip can take it, I tested the colorful studio slips via sprayer. Very happy with the results. Two of the babies were murdered over the one day I left them (RIP to orange and that weird green grey.) I want to test fire these in the raku, cone 6, and cone 10 to figure out which finished I like the most (and see if slip cast pieces will survive raku). I have literally never purposely fired above cone 04 so this is new territory and I am shocked that I'm headed in this direction, but I suppose its time for me to learn how mid/high fire works if I plan on entering this field.
I started off last week with a little luster tester, happy with the results but clearly fired a little too fast never seen luster run like this. Excited to use the luster again now that I have a better idea of how to apply it and fire it in the tester kiln.
Because of my slip addiction, I decided to use the boob cup mold and edit the piece to be a planter. I also covered this in a pinkish nude slip as a test. Really love the way this ended up, so I made another that is currently being turned into a mold so I can continue to work on the decoration of this without having to do a bunch of editing every time I take it out of the original mold. Super excited to make a bunch of these, and like my kewpies, do some testing.
Finally getting around to finishing a piece lol. I added resin to this little worm baby and I am so fucking thrilled with how it turned out, hoping to send this off to a gallery in Gainesville, FL called Moisturizer for a show "Sensual Clay" (why not Sensual Ceramics? Whatever when I write a book that will be the title anyway.) In order to fully finish this I want to make a little rug for it to be comfy on. This time, unlike the previous rugs I've made, I want to allow a more organic shape to form. I took a pencil and just circled around the piece and I'm going to just go around this first outline a bunch until I'm satisfied. I always attempt a perfect circle or oval and I have no idea why, I think it makes way more sense to have a conversation with the form and allow it to tell me what shape should be created.
Overall, feeling weird about where my art is heading. For some reason sculpting just doesn't seem to be happening for me right now, but my new mold interest is giving me joy so I guess I must follow my heart for the time being. I assume that sculpting will come back to me when we are both ready for a serious relationship, for now I am polyamorous with sculpting and molds.