Sunday, 20 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

Porcelain



To get the contrast of the crisp white clay body and dark bold lines of the wire I decided to use porcelain. The copper has bleed through leaving a hazy pattern on the inside of the bowl. I would like to develop this technique further in the future.  

Glazed Rust Pieces


The Copper wire went even darker when mixed with the glaze. It also produced hazes of orange, purples and greens when it mixed with the glaze. 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Work Inspired by rust




I have been experimenting with pressing metal into clay, trying to replicate patterns that rust create. Once biscuit fired, just like these pieces, it burns into the clay leaving this dark lines.  In the centre of each pattern I have pressed in textured paper to make it more interesting. It will be interesting to see what happens to the copper wire once glazed.