21 February 2013

Ceramics, week 5 (or 6?)

On Monday the first of my "clay books" came out of the kiln -
 The oxides painted on paper didn't transfer very strongly -
 but the monoprints (pigment mixed into glycerine) worked well -

More of the same this week; I stamped both sides, and covered both sides of some of the "books" with slip. This is what has gone to the kiln -

A closeup (love that number stamp) -
Also, the realisation that the clay has a drying effect on the fingers. Next morning, perhaps "helped" by the two days of handstitch and some stubborn stitches, the tip of my thumb was split ... it's taking a long time to heal.

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