Friday, February 10, 2012

More pots with lids

These pots are almost dry enough for a bisque fire. The one pot is plain, the other is a fern-type leaf decoration that I scratched into the white slip layer to reveal the dark slip which is over the buff clay. Got that? The fern resist is a lot quicker to do, but I do like drawing on the damp clay. First I had to get over that "white canvas syndrome". Just like with painting, I am so reluctant to make that first mark on that canvas. The same thing happens with that clean white greenware pot. Once I get started, it's all good, but to make that first mark is almost painful! I guess I'm afraid I'll ruin it, or change my mind about the design right in the middle of it and then it's too late. I worry too much!

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