I fired two pieces of black parian to 1200 after the bisque firing and sanding. It is the higher side of the firing range but the pieces came out vitrified and no warping. I took the advantage of a sunny day to take the two black and two white pieces onsite to photograph. I am … Continue reading Taking the black parian onsite
I took the first two fired pieces on site to see how the work will look when photographed in the timber ponds. I wanted to look at the work reflected in the water, how the work frames the view, how the texture of the parian works with the seaweed and sand. I went near sunset … Continue reading Photography and reflection
The previous two months have been spent drying out the moulds, cleaning each of them out with stoneware slip, then making parian slip casts. I chose parian for a number of reasons: self glazing, smooth and luminous, single fired to 1240. I want the pieces to be quiet and neutral, framing the negative space. Working … Continue reading First firing
I've been exploring the profiles of the timbers by tracing elevational studies onto photographs. Photographs taken with iPhone 7, imported into Adobe Draw, iPad Pro, traced over using apple pencil. Edited in Adobe Illustrator CC2019 and Adobe Photoshop CC2019.