Sunday, May 27, 2012
Here is the new (hand built) duck for the installation. Letters were rubber stamped with under glaze. It took several firings because I didn't recognize I had used the wrong under glaze color until after it was glazed. Then I had to re-fire twice to get the right yellow.
|7.5" x 5" x 6"|
I added a text line from the Inferno on the large group of squashed pots. These images show the process from trying out different fonts, sizes, and positioning. I was unable to transfer the type by rubbing graphite off the back because of the slick glaze surface so it all had to be hand lettered by eye. My experience in the graphic/publishing industry really helped here! I'll be sending them through for an over glaze (cone 019) firing today. The text running over the vessels helps pull the group together and adds another layer of meaning.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Rather than totally giving up on the installation, I went back at it with some editing and new ground paper. I'll need to pick up another roll of black to get more depth and space between items. I do think there is improvement. The swan is now more firmly engaged. I am making a new rubber duck in the studio. Here are some variations. To be continued...
|Adding smokes, shifting orb. Need more space, looking cluttered.|
Saturday, May 12, 2012
|Smokes. 7.5" to 16"h|
|Smokes on orb. 16"h x 15"d|
|Large squashed pots. 18" x 18" x 12"|
After having my work professionally shot (by Izzy Schwartz, Sacramento), I am much more jazzed about the projections on the pots. This may be the direction I focus on for the next two semesters: building the vessels bigger and working out the installation kinks with projections and text. I also had the "smokes" individually photographed which will be in a separate post.
|Pound of Flesh: Eat Me. Projection on ceramic & mixed media. 12.5" x 15" x 1.5"|
|Squashed Pot Series: Greed. Projection on ceramic, 12" x 8" x 7" on 14"d base|
|Squashed Pot Series: Hope. Projection on ceramic. 12" x 7.5" x 5.5" on 14"d base|
|Squashed Pot Series: Love Me. Projection on ceramic. 10" x 6.5" x 7" on 14"d base|
|Squashed Pot Series: Touch Me. Projection on ceramic. 10" x 7.5" x 5" on 14"d base|
|Squashed Pot Series: Lust. Projection on ceramic. 12" x 8.5" x 8" on 14"d base|
|Squashed Pot Series: Pride. Projection on ceramic. 7" x 10" x 10" on 14"d base|
Monday, May 7, 2012
This group of squashed pots were shown in progress in a post on April 13th. Since then they have gone through multiple glaze firings, the last of which came out of the kiln during my mentor meeting yesterday, still warm and pinging! They really need to be viewed in the round so I am including several views. We discussed my applying pressure from above, not just from the sides. I may try layering them as well. Final size: 17" x 18" x 11"h.