06 June 2018

Woodblock Wednesday?

I'd set aside Wednesday mornings for continuing with the japanese woodblock printing, a time when I would have been at the class this term ... but other things come up and plans have to be changed....

Currently woodblocks have given way to the stitched pots (earlier ones are here), as I get some ready to dip, dry, and fire. A local ceramics studio is willing to have me join them over the summer.

It seems there were quite a few fabric pots already in various stages of stitchedness ....









Work in progress
All this will turn white, though some pots will have a bit of black, from the metal threads already stitched or yet to be added. In the heat of the kiln the transparency of the fabric will metamorphose to the translucence of porcelain; the flexibility and sturdiness of the fabric to the hardness, brittleness and fragility of porcelain. The details of the stitching will become "texture".

2 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Can't wait to see how these fire up! x

Charlton Stitcher said...

These little pots are always a great pleasure. I shall be fascinated to see the end results.