Aloysius loves climbing into buckets, trash cans, paper baskets....you name it. Yesterday I was mixing glaze in a deep trash pail, much like the one below. He has gotten into the habit of jumping onto my shoulders and peering down into whatever I am doing. If It looks particularly interesting he will try to help.
Needless to say he is not allowed in the studio. Yesterday he jumped up looked and decided to jump in......who knows what goes on in the 'brain' of a cat? I caught him by his tail....he was pretty pissed off, but not like he would have been if he had gone in. The imagined sight of a cat in glaze does have it moments. The mess that would result has nothing going for it.
|Kitty in a Trash Can|
I'm trying to keep a step by step record of glazing and decorating a bowl. This has a Mazerine Blue wash as a start. The rim will probably end up darker. My rule is to work from light to dark. Blues are impossible to get off a glaze, but are easily covered by a darker blue. The drips will be rubbed a bit to blend and will be incorporated into the design.
The test bowl is just that. It has a cracked rim so it isn't good for anything. When I am working with washes I like to try them out on tests. It's too easy to get a wash too dark. I'll use this for color density and brush strokes.
|15 1/2" platter with blue wash|
|8" test bowl with blue wash|
I need to go outside and do some more Christmas greenery, if I go back into my studio I will encourage disaster.
Thanks for stopping by...........-s-