I’m intrigued by using Under Glazes on pottery pieces before they’re even bisque-fired. I don’t have a clue, really, how to do it, but none the less, I decided to try it on the triple-vases I’ve been making, and yowza, what a horrid mess!
I painted / dripped / splattered 3 different colors onto my rolled out clay – bright blue, brick red and mustard yellow. Then, as usual, I pressed stuff into the clay to emboss it.
My first mistake was not waiting long enough between colors – they started blending and going muddy, which I KNEW would happen, but did I wait? Nope, not me……..
Then I didn’t wait before I pressed my mark making tools into the clay, so, SURPRISE, more crappy muddy mess. At this point, I knew they’d look horrid, so I just ploughed ahead anyway, and formed them into vase shapes. gahhhhhhh and yuck……
I had a small piece of clay left over, so I rolled it around in the left over brick colored under glaze to see what would happen. SURPRISE, yucky gray again………
I’m going to fire them anyway, because I might be able to recover them using white acrylic paint, letting it dry (ha, ya think??) and then highlighting with some nice bright clean colors.
On an up-note, this fat heart turned out great, from a previous day.
And this part is just for my sister and brother. Obviously, competing for our mum’s affection is childish and pathetic, and I’d never do it, but if I DID, I’d most definitely win, since I made her a hand made birthday card.
Oh yeah, baby, who’s the favorite now??