Thursday, November 4, 2010

AEDM day 4

This has been the kind of day where you are needed everywhere right away.
A lot going on!
So...I didn't get a whole lot done in my studio therefore, I am showing a piece I had previously made.
This bowl is in a free form hankie shape. It began clear, but with added glass frits and powders, binders and kiln fire the design makes permanent to the glass..some vitreous staining was involved and vitreous enameling both of these techniques are rendered permanent in the high heats of the kiln as well...
remember each color is a specific temperature so each color represents a kiln visit
at said time
if the strict anneal schedules aren't adhered to the project will be explode.

Then..this is the beginning stage for the next painting I am attempting in the textures class
I am stencil poor and the next lesson shows such pretty stencils...(and I am not hand cutting any today!) so I am going to do the assignment with one of the other palettes and lets see if I am getting the program
I left the background is actually white
so the jellyfish and water marks (glossy) show
these are the underlayment for the next level...
i did discover that if i dry this in front of the fireplace
it dries in half the time...

I sure hope you had a decent art day
see ya tomorrow on day 5!


Sarah said...

Lovely bowl and the jellyfish painting looks interesting. I look forward to seeing it progress!

miz katie said...

Y'know..if I made glass, I would do the same as you..make it in funky shapes and colors. You really have a cool style, Mar. I am instantly drawn to all your glass items I've seen so if I saw this on a shelf in a store, I would walk over to it for sure.

miz katie said...

Btw, are you remembering to add your link to Leah's blog every day, Mar? I don't think I've seen you there..but there are so many. I may not have seen it.

Christy said...

Mary that bowl is amazing. I have not seen one like it before and as soon as I read your post I started counting colors (kiln firings) ;)

Ah the painting is just as you described it and I just love that stencil so who cares if it isn't a different one. This is going to be beautiful when you are done I predict.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Mar, I know I've been MIA for several days and have missed out on so much. I read what you said about stencils. I agree that there are some pretty awesome ones out there, and they all seem to be available in places where I am not. Like you, I won't be cutting any stencils any time soon. But the hankie shaped bowl is stunning and so filled with detail. I love how it looks from the back, too.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Mary! Such a gorgeous glass hankie dish! It is truly stunning! And I like your tone-on-tone underlayment for your painting! :-)