My work has changed directions. It's very refreshing. About a month ago, I spent a day doing my favorite activity ever: testing glazes. No really, I love it.
Anyhow, I got some pretty spectacular results from this test. I couldn't believe it. Really though, I have never been so thrilled by a batch of tests before. I just had to use them. I had to showcase them.
I brought those tiles home with me every evening and back to the studio in the a.m. for 2 weeks straight. #nerd
I made 1000g batches of 16 glazes. (paired down from 24) Yep thats right, I am now working with 16 beautiful lush, soft, matte, inviting colors. Every color of the rainbow. Here is a sneak peek at the new look.
I am using terra cotta, dipped in off white slip and fired to cone 4/5. Smooth, matte, exteriors paired with glossy white interior. This shift has freed myself from some of the frustrations I was having with my abstract, colorful surface I have been developing over the last year or so. More to follow at the end of the week.
This pic below shows the nice glossy interiors.