Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cups and mugs

I have been trying to capture the esscence of the ocean with glaze

I forgot to take the camera back with me when unloading the kiln

I made some mugs
Some of which dried out too far for handles.

I think I am onto something but it will take a few more trys
to perfect the combination.

I am drinking a coffee out of one as I type this post.
Who says a mug needs a handle?

The combination of Clear, Copper rust and Bluestone blue inspired my oceanic efforts.
I got a bit confused with one or two of them and the colour is swinging the wrong way.
I still have to perfect the rutile addition/ oversplat
I have spent many holidays trying to capture waves
on paper.

I love water colour pencils, they have revolutionised my drawing efforts
I wonder what the impressionists would have thought of them?


Calidore said...

Ohh your mugs are lovely. Who needs a handle on a mug - it can only get in the Actually I think it's quite trendy these days to drink from handless mugs.

Annie said...

I agree Calidore, they are fab mugs!

smartcat said...

These are wonderful in and of themselves, but I think I have an idea of where you want to go with them. Keep going.....a willingness to explore an idea is what makes it work

I agree with you about aquarelles. They work so well for blending colors...and they're fun!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

mmmm, looks perfect! LOVE blues indeed :)

Ullhärvan said...

I love the mugs! And the colours are just right I think.