Mar 02

Butterfly tile 1

butterfly tile 1

I bought some glaze/paste called “French Impressions” by Duncan that I hoped would create the same effect as the tinted slip trail, yet not have to be done at the greenware stage.  The bottle said nothing about whether it had to be done under or over the glaze, so I tried it both ways. Equal …

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Feb 27

Ace of Pentacles Tile

Ace of Pentacles

Finally got my kiln working, and was able to glaze some of the tiles I’d made last year (or was it two years ago?)  I had the idea of basing some tiles off of the Tarot, because Tarot cards are defined enough to provide concrete parameters, yet still have room for personal interpretation.  I doubt …

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Feb 24

Smiley Ball 15

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Feb 21

Bellisima Book

Bellisima book cover

For this book cover, I started with orange printed calico over paper, and again did Rorschach-like blobs of black gesso on it.  I wanted to try a photo transfer onto colored paper, so I chose a blue square with brown seedpods printed on it.  The transfer worked fairlywell, and I glued it to the orange …

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Feb 18

Portal Book

portal book back

For the cloth of this book, I used thin, rainbow tie-dyed cotton.  I added black gesso just as I did to the other two books in this series.  Again I wanted to experiment with photo transfers, so I transferred the images of a poritco (front cover) and gate (back cover) using acrylic medium.  I love …

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