More Ceramics

On week days I have been spending a few hours each morning working at the ceramics studio. It has really become one of my favorite ways to start the day. So far I always have the studio to myself too, and so I just play music and putter around trimming pieces I threw the day before, glazing stuff, throwing. It’s been really lovely. The bowl at the top is a newer piece, and I’ll have to get photos of the outside of the bowl soon.
One of the first things I wanted to try after I joined the guild was experimenting with paper resist. I made a quick slab plate and tray because I was so eager to try it out. I cut my shapes from an Ikea catalog, and then went over them with colored slip. I chose the blue and yellow because they were the only colored slip the studio had that I could use right away. Everything else seemed dried out.

After the bisque firing I went back in with an underglaze pencil and drew in my witch, raindrops, and scallops. I love how the pencil turns out. Then I glazed it in clear and you can see it after the final firing below. I still haven’t glazed and fired the skeleton plate yet, but hope to do that soon.

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4 Responses to More Ceramics

  1. Janet says:

    Wow, wonderfull! And so “in tune” and style with the rest of your work.

  2. brandy says:

    you seem to be making so many!!! are these going into rotation for your normal plates or preparing x-mas gifts earlier?

  3. Heidi Kenney says:

    Brandy, for now I am just trying to enjoy the making without thinking so much about what I’ll do with it all haha, gifts for sure as I don’t need too many ceramic items myself, though I am trying to get rid of some of the stuff we own by donating it so I have more room for handmade ceramics :)

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks so much Janet, really enjoying myself!