Thursday, 11 July 2013

The magic of firing

I will never cease to be amazed by the magic of glazing ceramics. The sheer expectation of before and after firing is culminating at the kiln opening. This latest one was a very successful one, a mid fire kiln -at temperature reaching 1200 degrees for the non initiated-
 For my latest series, I am working on two styles of artworks as I am preparing for a show in Brisbane in August. All are bird views of imaginary yet plausible Earth landscapes.

Before firing, texture highlighted at the raw stage with Copper and Cobalt oxides:
After firing, a whole new world... with lakes and mountains, valleys and plains...


Before firing, almost like a watercolour painting

But after firing, quite a spectacular dry land covered by a wild flower spring blanket

More to come in preparation to Terra - Aqua show.