Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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Tuesday is Ceramics Day!

inside of bowl - leaf has had delicate veins brought out by sponging on chrome oxide.Today is my favourite day. Just love this Ceramics class! 

This a bowl I am currently working on. 

The brown part is dark green slip (actual colours will only become evident after glazing and firing). The leaf design has been sponged and painted with chrome oxide to bring out the fine veins. I realised that I had painted too much oxide on as can be seen in the first image - and then spent ages sponging it off. When glazed it will look totally different: dark shiny green where the brown is at the moment, with the leaf shiny yellowy green with clearly defined veins...hopefully.

 I still find it weird (and annoying) that you can't see the real colours on a piece until after the final firing. After the oxide, I sprayed the whole piece with transparent shiny glaze which of course looks neither transparent nor shiny; it covers the surface in a matt white coat. It is now ready for the final firing. What lies in store? Shock-horror or happiness-delight?

Marcia painting ceramic jewellery (dolly pendant) with underglaze colours prior to glazing..Harrow College Ceramics class: John Rushton painting his ceramic car with underglaze colours prior to glazing.

I'm also making some more dolly pendants - shown here painting a dolly dress with underglaze colours. The actual colours when finished will be red (not pink) and white.

Love seeing what others in the group are creating. Such a variety of interesting things -  a cute piggy, vintage car, group of heads, a mug and much more.

Modelling a clay piggy in the Ceramics class at Harrow College.Jung Ju Seo models the base of the stand for the clay head - Ceramics class at Harrow College.

2 Comments to Tuesday is Ceramics Day!:

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Rosalie Segal on 19 January 2013 22:47
I love your leaf dish, really beautiful. I finally got back to my wirework/jewellery today and made two necklaces. xxx
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Marcia on 20 January 2013 12:05
Thanks, Rosie! Love to see your new wirework/jewellery necklaces. Email me some images of them and I'll post them up on the site if you'd like.

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