Featuring Birds That Are Black

Here are two recent tiles that are for the bird-watchers to note down on their logs…

The first one is about 4″ x 4″, the second about 7″ x 7″.  Fired at cone 06 and colored with Velvet underglazes, these were done in January, 2019.


15 thoughts on “Featuring Birds That Are Black

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I still remember your raven series from a little while back – each bird a personality. And so beautifully painted as are all your pieces. Thank you.

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    These are wonderful! I like to think that the figure has upraised hands because they have just scattered seed for those birds to munch. I especially love the first tile as it reminds me of the two ravens I see at work each morning.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Using a black underglaze as the bottom layer and working in a negative space kind of way leads to creating black birds, and I love the way they emerge in this process. I also really like making pictures of people and birds together – I think it is a happy and auspicious pairing and a tile like this to me is for good luck.

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