Saturday, 25 July 2009

the owl and the pussycat..















And here they are...not in their original tale but the owl and the pussycat what a team!
This is cobalt and manganese deco with a little underglaze addition.. they'll be glaze fire next week also, the clay collective sala show opens wednesday 5th August at the Urban Cow Studio 11 Frome Street Adelaide..

I also have some little tile sculpture work out at a little place called 'Terrace' 51 Glen Osmond Road Eastwood...
it's a very cool place they do sala every year so it will be good to see my work in a different setting..

4 comments:

  1. Hey, do you just mix those oxides with water and then brush on? Be sure to post then after they are fired, I'm interested to see the results. Thanks!!

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  2. hiya ron yep i just use them likw watercolours you can add intensity with less or more water, i also flood the tile sometimes with water for a weeker result..

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  3. The Owl and The Pussycat! I actually found my childhood copy today, such a cute book.

    BTW, cobalt and manganese stain washes should be used carefully, as they are heavy metals and toxic to us (especially manganese), skin is often a point of entry. For my own health, I try to avoid raw stains and buy commercial stains. Some of my early work using raw stain washes can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grrrissa/sets/72157603529257300/ Also, at earthenware temps, stains that are not covered with a glaze or contain a flux will rub off.

    Hope that helps,
    -Larissa

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  4. an excellent point made by grr- but since this is not an instructional site i don't go into every step - so here's the OH&S message for those unaware... wear gloves and any other precaution you deem necessary when working with toxic elements, there i've been as responsible as i feel nec. folks

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