Doesn’t show here, but I have been working. The pots have taken a turn to being more like canvases for my painting and drawing now
Still trying to stay true to the spirit of black or red figure pottery that the Greeks did. Some results turn out better than others. I prefer throwing white clay, but the brown clay fires to a richer finish.
Also started playing around with Greek decorative elements. Do you know how hard it is to do a Greek key design freehand??
The Art of the Greek Vase, by John H. Oakley (here).
Some things come out better than others. It’s all an experiment.
To quote Talking Heads, my god, what have I done?
Support comes from the most unexpected places. Sitting next to Relative Dave at Easter and he asks “When you going to update the blog?”
So here ’tis. Getting quite interested in painting with underglazes….
But have not abandoned the crusty “small worlds” just yet:
The pots came out really well. Just have to figure out the right brush to use for fine lines and detail. I guess on pots this size, it’s ALL fine lines.