Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kim Schoenberger - M

M - Underglaze - brushed on

Firstly, I transfered an imprint of the letter M onto the clay tile and using a very fine brush and a steady hand I've applied three coats of black underglaze. Three coats are necessary to achieve an even colour, if the application is not even a washed out look can result after the final firing.

Finished with a solid colour border, ofcourse.....as it was easier to do three coats solid rather than attempting a fine line! Sanded and ready for bisque.
Thought I'd share an extra image with you.... These are my clay tiles I'm using for each letter. I made (slab rolled) all 26 at once to keep them the same size, thickness etc...and have been stored in plastic since July, with an occassional mist spray to keep them leatherhard. They will eventually dry out and when they do I'll have to bisque fire them and apply my letter to bisqueware.


Barry said...

K- great technical work and variation - going to be great to see the final collection. B

Fiona Dempster said...

I love that final picture of the tiles sitting there waiting. They look so lovely!