Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kim Schoenberger - H I

Once again two entries and two similar techniques.
H - Resist with Latex

After tracing letter & border into the clay I've put some liquid latex into a small nib bottle for easy application, well almost. After a few practice runs I finally got the hang of it thankfully latex is easily removed when a mistake happens!

I've added colour with black underglaze and used the spatter method with an old toothbrush, once dry the latex is peeled off.

Finished H - sanded, dry and ready for bisque.

I - Resist with Shellac

As per I've traced the letter into the clay and outlined the border.

With a fine brush shellac is applied to the letter and border. Once the shellac has dried a damp sponge is used to wipe back the clay.

In the bisque firing the shellac will burn out revealing the raised letter and border.


Fiona Dempster said...

Hi Kim - I love the way the latex just comes off and am intrigued by the shellac burning out. It's looking like a fabulous varied technique alphabet - but beautifully unified by the letter form and the clay.

Barry said...

K This is an extremely painstaking process - but the finished product should look great. B

Kim Schoenberger said...

Hi Fiona,
Thanks! Because of all the different techniques I wanted to keep uniform, I feel a common link is important for the end result.

Hi B, yes I sometimes wonder why I've untaken such a mammoth task for each letter....the end result will be rewarding (hopefully!)