This month I will show you an array of tiles I made, at my studio clay class or at home, using the stencil method of applying images. For a full explanation of this method and some tiles I made in the fall of 2019, look here.
I made these tiles at home, after the fall studio class had ended. More from the same group I showed you in Stencil Tiles #2.
Velvet underglazes, raku clay, clear glaze, fired at cone 06, all about 7″ x 7″ except for the small one at the end, about 3″ x 3″.
I absolutely love these!!! What are you going to do with them? I can’t even pick a favorite. They are all fabulous.
Thank you. Most likely I will sell them (I still go to a few art festivals over the course of the year) or if they do not sell, I’ll turn them into art drop-offs – you can look here to see what I mean – https://claudiamcgilladvice.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/a-circle-of-art-drop-offs/
The chick is irresistible, but actually they are great all together.
Thank you. In clay I tend to make multiple items at once, it is the nature of the materials to work through the sequence of firings and so on with a group of items. I think it naturally leads to similarities in work done at the same time, using similar techniques and so on.
Fun! That last one is rather spectral. The first one made me think of a slinky Invisible Woman and the fourth one made me think of the Fonz from ‘Happy Days’. I think my favourite from this set is the second one. I cannot put my finger on why that one is my favourite but I am just drawn to it.
Thank you. I am kind of messy with the stencils on these and I think that either adds interest or totally makes a mess (the mess ones did not make it into the kiln, these are the interesting ones or at least as I saw it). For some reason this technique really lends itself to odd juxtapositions and way out there narratives, it seems like. I think because I have less of a conscious plan for each one.