01 March 2011

tear-away on ceramic clay!

my friend judi teaches with me. one of her specialties is ceramics, so we got to wondering if the tear-away technique that i use for metal clay would work on her ceramic clay. we spent a couple hours of our staff development time last friday working on the idea.
first, i taught her how to make a tear-away...look at those beautiful florals (she was a textile designer in another life, long ago and far away)-so different from my geometric tear-aways!




here's the example i made while i was teaching her the tear-away steps...


and would you look at that!!!! the 2 ceramic clays are from amaco-one is white talc and one is indian red....we used spray Pam as a release agent...

and here are judi's florals!



works like a charm on a flat surface. it's hard to get a good image on a curved surface. i imagine a REALLY fine clay like porcelain would be incredible...
we're going to fire these and judi's going to see what happens with glazes, etc...while it is very beautiful, it is extremely subtle on it's own....

1 comment:

barbarasfernald.com said...

So exciting! can't wait to see what they look like after they're fired.
I still really like your geometrics BTW.
xoxo