I don’t know myself what the story is behind each one of these and I don’t worry about it. I just make them and then let them explain themselves.
I will say I do find it fun to come up with some sort of narrative for tiles like these.
They are tiles made of low-fire clay, colored with Velvet underglazes, and fired at cone 06, made in July, 2019.
I used a negative space technique in coloring them – after bisque firing the tile, I put a layer of Jet Black Velvet underglaze on the whole tile. I then used the bamboo brush and the colors to paint around shapes that were of course initially black, and then I filled in with other colors as I wanted to while leaving some as they were in black.
I especially like the second one. Conjuring crows. (K)
Thank you. More and more these tiles seem to be becoming mythlike or stories with magic. I like that. And many crows, many more to come, I feel.
These are delightful. I love the citrus yellow against the pastel pink. I always love those little crows too.
Thank you. I like the crows a lot too. The negative space technique seems to make them fly right out of the background in such dynamic shapes and postures.