Sunday, 7 April 2013

Test Pieces

So... It's been suggested at Varsity that I do some test pieces. Rather than ploughing straight in and throwing glazes onto my porcelain houses/rooms and risk getting it totally wrong on what I intend to be 'finished pieces, it would probably be best to test those said glazes and techniques on some test pieces. I have to admit that this goes totally against my nature. I tend to plough straight in... Sometimes it works but other times not. Hmmm, need to learn patience...

So here are some of these test pieces. First with the earlier technique of inlaying slip into the porcelain:

I wanted them to be attractive pieces in their own right so I did some drawing on them with the Peter Beard oxide mix.