Yearly Archives: 2013

Why didn’t I think of that?

One of the things I’ve been struggling with lately is that I have these awesome ideas and things are starting to work in a way I’m really happy with, except none of it is ceramic.  That was happening with the

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Surface Progress

I haven’t really posted anything about what I’ve been up to in my other ceramic classes, but since I’m starting to get results I’m pretty happy with I thought I’d add in some stuff from Anat’s surface class. We had

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Peter Pincus Fully Fired!

  Here’s the first test tile I did using the method of painting and trimming slip like Peter Pincus.  I fired it to cone 6, with some spots glazed and some not so I could see the difference in the

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Layers of Memory

Once again, I feel like my printmaking project relates pretty strongly to what I’m doing in ceramics so here it is. The requirements for this assignment were just that it had to deal with memory.  Each page was screen printed

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Mixing, mixing, mixing….

Every version of patterning that I’m working with involves colored clay or casting slip.  To achieve these colors, I’m mixing mason stains into the slip and clay I’m working with.  So far, I have just been working with whatever I

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Stained Glass

This method of creating pattern is inspired by stained glass – an outlined pattern in a solid color, filled in with color. I began each of these tests by drawing out an image with slip.  After the slip dried enough

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Playing with Canes

Another material process I’ve been working with is millefiori canes.  These canes can then be sliced up to become small elements of larger patterns.  It’s a process traditionally used in glass working, but more recently it has become very popular

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From Silkscreen to Quilt

The first assignment for my Media Intervention printmaking class was about Identity, and we had to either create three different pieces by printing the same image and alter it, or print the same image and alter it three different ways.

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Peter Pincus Tests

I started testing the Peter Pincus method to make my quilt patterns in a flat tile orientation last week. My first test wasn’t a specific pattern, just shapes I cut to test the method before I spent too much time

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POA

Plan of Action to start the semester- All three of the projects I’ve set for myself for the semester are centered around my interest in patterns, more specifically quilt patterns.  Quilting interests me because of the many different layers of

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