Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Last night, I finished up the last skull bottle (for now!) I decided that I 'needed' a Vampire skull bottle in my group of skellies. And so, I started. Now, I fully intended to take photos of the sculpture in progress, but got distracted talking to everyone and ended up only with the beginning and the end.
And here you go. Now, I'm not too keen on the eye sockets and cheek bones. Now that I look at it, I think I need to thicken up the cheekbone on top rather than on the bottom. At any rate, I'm happy with this. And, I think I need to make more. A lot more!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The other day, I went to a friends house and saw some sugar skull bottles of alcohol. (I don't know what alcohol is in them and I don't want to assume it is tequila). But, it made me think... Why haven't I made some skull bottles? Duh!
So, after throwing 7 mug bodies, I decided to throw bottles. I was going to make three bottles out of 1.125 lbs of clay, but the first one turned out too large (same size as the leftmost skull vase). I wanted smaller ones. Bud vases! And so, I wedged up the remaining bits of clay and threw 3 bottles of the mound. And then got bored... there are only so many things I can throw off the mound before I'm just done. I threw a bigger bottle out of the last bit of clay.
Now, one of the tiny bottles died while I was trying to sculpt a skull. So, I ended up with 2 small ones instead of three. I still have to finish the last bigger bottle, but I didn't have time to finish it. That will happen later. And I'll post photos of that one too.
I plan to underglaze these skulls with the sugar skull patterns. However, they do look more like aliens than skull. I think I need to work on the design a bit.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Yes, I am very happy with this mug. Although some of the colors burned out, it still quite lovely. There's a bit of glaze missing on the handle which sort of bugged me and there's a slight imperfection inside at the bottom. End result: not sending this to my favorite comic artist. It's mine.
Nope, I'm not attached. Not at all... Besides, I can always make another one for her teehee
See! More mugs made. 7 more have been thrown and just need to be trimmed and handles added. Oh, I'm working on a commission of 12 right now. So, I'll have two extra when I'm done.