Browsing through my own blog, I´ve noticed that I haven’t shared with you examples of my art work with clay for some time now. (tsk! tsk!)
In the hope that you will forgive this inexcusable lapse, I´m posting today one of my latest pieces – The Cloak.
I´ve made it with white clay, which by the way, is no better than the red one, I simply prefer it because my clothes look less muddy afterwards and it´s also sometimes better for certain glazes.
Before the piece can be put in the kiln it needs to dry thoroughly.
After the firing the clay reveals its true color (having looked rather grey before).
It´s also much easier to take photographs from any kind of ceramics when they are (still) unglazed, the light tends not to bounce off it as easily.
Some pieces of mine I leave unglazed, but not this one.
The Cloak was blanketed in a glaze called “Gloria” – a shiny metallic glaze, that looks either silver or gold in certain lights.
Since you have to fire the piece even higher for glazing, it has the advantage of being somewhat less breakable. (Which only means its less porous, not that you can bang it on a table and it wouldn’t break. 😉 )
It also protects the piece from moisture and humidity, which is perfect if you choose to put it outside.
Hope you liked this one and as always, I´m looking much forward to your comments!