Wednesday, March 7, 2012

February 29 - New work

Wednesday I started something new.  I've been making pots with a crackled surface for a while now and recently had the idea of using the crackle technique to make a face.  Since we've been talking about totems lately I thought about faces and this idea came right behind it.

This will be the first in a series and I think he's rather contemplative.  I am reminded of the old anthropomorphic cloud faces in children's books.  He's covered in blue slip and will be quite striking when glazed and fired.  I hope to add more detail and expression to later pieces.  Let's see how this idea evolves...



Max said...

Go John, love it.!!!

jbf said...

Thanks! Did another one last night and decided I need to make larger pieces so I can refine the faces better.