This is my newest mug form… wheel-thrown, rib-altered, with a wheel-turned foot and a pulled handle. This series is from last semester. I think I came up with the form and surface towards the end of last November. I was using white grolleg porcelain clay and a blue celadon glaze that I formulated myself– around the studio, they call it “Kira’s Blue Celadon” 🙂 Anyway, since then I’ve changed the surface treatment- I’m trying something new. I bought a couple of colored underglazes online a few weeks ago and I’ve been painting them on everything. I have a new technique that will combine matte and glazed surfaces in a pattern of lines that follows the ridges made by the rib on the surface. I will use a white satin-like glaze to contrast matte black and chartreuse underglazes. It’s gonna be tedious when it comes to glazing day, but hopefully worth it. This photo is appropriate because the mug sale is coming up, and these will be my mug forms at the sale 🙂
In other news, I’m still dealing with fall-out, but not as bad. I still have anxiety because the paperwork isn’t done yet and I still have the key to my old place. I’m kind of dreading going down to that office again because the people are so hard to deal with.
We have been having a ton of snowfall… I un-buried my car this morning to go to the post office. I almost slid through a stop sign. Luckily, it was a right turn and no one was coming. I got my errands done and survived in one piece 🙂 I am so ready for spring.