Photo: Bubbly Bowl. 12″ x 12″ x 6″, Slip cast porcelain, cone 10. Kira Call, 2012.
So, it’s time for a new semester. Oddly enough, I wasn’t looking forward to it. I tried to make the break last as long as I could, but I had a meeting with my lawyer this morning, and I couldn’t miss it. I want to go back to watching TV shows and James Bond movies, but the world has other plans for me. I guess I could do that if I really wanted to, but I registered and paid for classes, so I shouldn’t miss them. Plus, I have a ba-jillion new ideas that I want to work on this semester. My mind was exploding yesterday on my drive to work. I want to try some soda firing this semester, since I really liked my results from the summer workshop. I will probably just start by firing the soda test kiln. I have a new surface design idea that will blow my past work out of the water.
Speaking of water, I also had a killer new drawing/painting idea… it’s related to the tea-stained drawings I was doing last year, but with a twist– COLOR! Yep, that’s right. I am spraying watercolors from spray bottles to create a misty abstract back wash for my black and white drawings with hints of color. I have a really good feeling about it…
Here’s an example of what I did last year:
And a more abstract one without color besides the tea and black pen: