Tag: ceramic

Dec 30

Tiny Smiley Balls 1

Everyone seems to really love my smiley balls. I’ve ended up giving away over half of the ones I’ve made.  I wanted to have some to give to friends I’m going to visit in the spring, but carrying full-sized ones in my luggage wouldn’t do, so I planned to make small ones. These weren’t as …

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Sep 06

Poppy Seedpods and Buds

These are the seedpods and buds that I made for my tile mosaic project.  To make the seedpods, I rolled out a cone and indented it to show where the inner seed capsules had dried and shrunk in on themselves. then I added a disk at the top, incised with lines to look like the …

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Apr 22

Celadon Bird Cup

To make the surface decoration on this cup, I trailed slip made out of the same clay body.  It came in handy that I had drawn several flocks of birds in my comic, coopdegrace.com, because I could draw them again without a reference. This cup, alas, is unuseable, because it has a longitudinal crack inside. …

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Apr 17

Four of Swords

A little about the process of glazing these tiles.  To do this series of twelve tiles took me about two weeks.  Each glaze needs three (at least!) layers on it, and each tile has several colors.  Some tiles have as few as seven (like this) and others have twelve colors or more.  It’s actually easier …

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Apr 02

Wall Mosaic 1: Girl with Scythe

This is one of the wall murals I made.  I’m very happy with how they turned out. My only concern is that, because they are not fired vitreous, they might not withstand freezing.  Fortunately, we get very little freezing here. I made the middle mural about four years ago, using a renaissance painting as a …

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