Saturday, 9 February 2013

Breton Cat

Fresh and hot out of the kiln this lovely little cat faced baby.  You can't really tell from the picture but i used a slightly grogged clay which fired to a very pale pink.  It shows through under the glaze and gives it a lovely speckledy effect.  So many clays and not enough time.  Does anyone have any experiece in using coloured decorative slips?  I picked up a bottle of white ready mixed and a bag of cobalt blue stain the other day.  The lady in the shop said that i should mix 8g of stain to 1 litre of white slip to get a good strong colour, any ideas?  As with all of my ceramic experiments it is very much trial and error.  I'm slightly worrying now though as i will be showing my new work at the Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey in June, so i need to get my arse in gear and start making lots.

I think Dot has inherited my making gene, this is her cow.

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