Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lizzies Pot For BABB show

As  a textile artist I have long been inspired by the beautiful and intricate designs of block printed fabrics from Japan, and the intricate patterns of the woven art of Saganishiki.  In recent years I have returned to working in clay, the influences of my previous life as a textile artist are becoming more and more prevalent in my current work. This yunomi was made using traditional japanese woodblock patterns depicting wind and grass. The designs were transferred onto bone dry porcelain, painted with shellac, and then the surrounding negative space clay was removed by a water erosion technique.
Each of the yunomi in this series is one of a kind, the shape of the thrown bowl dictating the subject matter for the images applied. I see this particular peice as a statement of Spring, The cloudy skies, the wind swirling around through the grass. This peice, and more from this series can be seen at my blog , and are available for purchase at my Zibbet store

6 comments:

Becky Jo said...

Very nice! I tried doing that hydro water thingie on a couple pots, and it doesn't work so hot with grog.. it just makes the piece look sandy.... but it's beautimus on porcelain. :)

Liz said...

yeah, it really needs some fine clay. I find even different porcelain bodies are a problem. The pricing of such labour intensive work is difficult too..
But I am really happy with the results.

Liz said...

yeah, it really needs some fine clay. I find even different porcelain bodies are a problem. The pricing of such labour intensive work is difficult too..
But I am really happy with the results.

Reverend Awesome said...

That is so cool. I love all the BABB stuff!!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

holy cats its gorgeous!

Gallow said...

I know nothing about clay, but find the discussion very interesting.

I like when art captures motion. Great job on the wind!