Peter has made me an ingenious stand for the Meirionnydd Artists Society Exhibition starting today. My 6 pieces look fabulous – 5 on the stand and the other in the Wild weather competition area.
‘Wind 1’ my competition entry was coil built from Potclays ? And spray glazed with Pottery crafts Transparent gloss ? It was only a light spray so not a glossy result. It had a subtle speckled effect.
My 2 slate pieces were coil built from crank. I used Pottery crafts ? Crank for ‘Lone slate’ and Potclays ? premium and ? for Partnership in slate. All were glazed with Potclays ? which produces an interesting effect when painted on thick. I didn’t get it quite think enoigh in places. The ‘hidden’ faces are subtle with this glaze; very subtle on ‘Lone slate’
‘Tree’ is one of the tree scamps which I think are going to be called tree spirits or perhaps tree witch in this case. She is very witchy. She is coil built with a crank clay I bought long ago! The glaze is one of my own – two layered.
The two placques are made from the Pottery crafts ? Anglazed with potclays transparent glossy over iron oxide bringing out the detail. I carved ‘Wind 2’ as a line drawing and am very pleased with how the detail has been brought out with the oxide.