Wednesday, October 27, 2010
How about stripes?
This vase shows a new direction for my clay work.
After years of working either with contrast or color,
the two are finally integrating.
The stripes are becoming less intentional.
The background and foreground are separating less.
The color acts as a frame work defining the contrast and keeping the eyes within the form.
I sent off three shipments of work this past week.
You can find some of the new style at;
Lillstreet in Chicago,
Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights,
The Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus.
Concept to Creation,
Posted by Theresa Yondo at 11:56 PM
Monday, October 11, 2010
On Saturday, I unloaded a kiln and have been critiquing the results. Adding color in addition to the traditional use of contrast with dot and stripe patterns on form is the current assignment.Below are some of the results.
The image to the left is wheel thrown and shows contrast without the red color. The pattern on the vase was created using an age old traditional technique of wax resist. I have been working with wax resist to create contrast on clay surface for many years. First, a white glaze is applied. Second, wax is painted on areas of the glaze which will remain white. Third, a black glaze is applied which overlaps the white glaze.
Painting black stripes on the surface has never created the strong black line that I get from wax resist. This wax resist method works for me!
Concept to Creation, Theresa Yondo
Posted by Theresa Yondo at 10:50 AM