I went on quite a streak of trying a new technique at the beginning of the year--incising ceramics. I was inspired by this cute metal vase I saw at Urban Mining and a Vasily Kafanov plate I came across online.
|I don't even know what those are supposed to be.|
A friend gave me some cool porcupine quills...they were sitting near me so I used them to dig into the soft--but not too soft!--surface to make some lines deep enough to hold underglaze and make a crisp line.
This is my favorite early one, but I haven't been able to recreate it. Instead of underglaze in the lines, I used copper wash. Copper reacts with glaze and the different environs of whatever kiln fire it's in differently. This was finished in February.
|cute bebe cat planter|