Friday, February 18, 2011

hard lesson

 Ideas for a new body of ceramic work are percolating in my brain as spring approaches. 

And looking at the Elephant Ceramic's collection I am reminded of the importance of good glazing.  Simple shapes, formed using techniques you learn in ceramics 101, are made gorgeous by the skilled application of a rich and beautiful glaze. 

Crap.  I hate glazing. 

13 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

I love those! Swooning.

Dancing Branflake said...

I cannot wait to see your finished product. Glazing is so foreign to me.

Hollie said...

I love the blue tone that these pictures have. And now I want fish. And cheese.

Krystal said...

these pictures look so pretty together.

Pistachio said...

Very pretty!
Cheers!!

elissa, ebb & flow said...

you can make things like this?! incredible. i'm so jealous. i almost failed ceramics 101.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Yeah, I'm proud of you for making something so beautiful!

la petite coquine said...

Oh, that last cheese board is STUNNING! You're right-her glazes are pretty phenomenal.

chiara said...

you make me laugh

pop pop portraits said...

these are so beautiful. glazing can be a real pain in the...

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Especially when the glaze is a gorgeous blue like that. Sometimes simple works such magic. I can't wait to see what you decide to do.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh my! So so so pretty.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I've had blue on my mind as well!! Actually I am looking at 4 blue swatches of Harris Tweed right now and trying to make a decision on which to purchase. :)

Love all the textures and blue tones in your pics above. Can't wait to see what you create!!