Feb 28, 2013

Broken Inspiration

It's not what you think, there wasn't any disturbance or creative block; it was a real inspiration, from a broken object: my iPhone.
This morning I finally had so much time and a ready-to-work table that I started two medium wall pieces. As always started with a blank slab and loud music on the background then I looked my broken phone and said, why not? instead of hiding, crying over it, or worse of it buying a new one I better embrace the broken lines on my work and get over with. That's a great therapy, don't you think?
 The cuts are made and now waiting for a leather hard dry to start carving and decorating a little more. It has been a while since I don't work on this format, I'm excited and can't wait to show you the final results.

 That's my old phone next to the tools I used most for this pair of pieces, ouch!

Feb 16, 2013

A Clear Glaze Accident

In ceramics you'll always have those days when you are waiting for something wonderful to come out the kiln and then you get shocked with what happened. I'm a little disappointed with this glaze, what I heard it could give you a blue halo on the rims, instead i got a semi translucent violet milky cover. I don't know what to say. I wonder if there is somebody out there who would like it, buy it, appreciate it on ways I don't.

All-right maybe it's not so bad, alt least the drawn design is visible and unaltered.

What should I do? I'm thinking on collecting all my pass accidents and make a special sale, or even art trades.
Now the important part is to learn how to use this glaze in other occasions and get the best of its qualities.