kkmrsp asked: Hi on your pots do you use under glazes? love the free hand drawings they look great
yes! underglaze! and thank you!
Anonymous asked: How do you get your clear glaze on so well?
i dip it once into a really well made, well mixed, deep bucket of glaze. and i don’t use dipping tools, they leave marks. it’s all about hold the pot by the foot!
Anonymous asked: do you have stencils or anything when you glaze on your work or do you do it by hand?
i do it all by hand, or i hand draw my own images on news paper and transfer them to my pots.
so i started this semester with my white clay but i kept thinking about how i wanted to try working with earthenware. with a lack of epk it was like fate, so i made myself a small batch of earthenware clay to make some pots. so far i enjoy throwing with it much better than the white clay i was using at cone five. i’m not sure what will happen when i start surfacing my work but so far so good!
so instead of packing to head back to portland in the morning i’ve been working on printmaking some more….. so i made this screen using the drawing fluid rather than burning an image into emulsion. it definitely works better with bolder areas and lines, though some of my fine lines did come out. i need to work on the process and understanding of the materials but i feel pretty good about do this for the first time and on my own! i also need to figure out how much it’ll differ when i use underglazes on news print instead of fabric ink on fabric!
i also got back the photos i had developed from when i was at watershed last spring for pre-session.
so for the past few days Dot and myself have been trying to figure out screen printing. something is going wrong though… day one was better than day two when we tried making a different screen. it’s trickier than i thought it’d be. anyone have an experience with screen printing//printing on clay//?
mostly i think it’s just issues with our screen?
rebekah strickland. soda fired porcelain. sgraffito.