Some Lanterns

Unfortunately, there must be a used by date on the Terracolor glazes, the burnt orange turned out quite weird. But overall, I’m pleased.

For some details about the glazes, see thumbnails:

 

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Yule Tree

img_3648Magical Yule Tree, still warm from the kiln.

There are three tealights inside, it’s my biggest lantern so far. It looks like it has glitter but it’s the flames shining through tiny holes.

That’s one Hygge tree!

Lanterns

Working hard for my private little Yule market. I’m very much into ceramic lanterns at the moment. I get to use texture rolls I had made some while ago but never got to use until now. I love carving in negative, and then press into a slab of clay and… surprise!:

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This is SO cool! Now I have to let it dry a bit so I can assemble it into the shape of a boat.

Other things drying:

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And my first Yule ornament, painted on wood. I’m quite eager to go back to painting but clay takes a long time to dry. I need to finish all my lanterns as soon as possible.

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Progressively

Getting a bit closer to what I want to make but not quite. Glazes are so frustrating. This time, I applied nearly everything with a sponge instead of a paintbrush. I applied 4 layers of Opalescent over my underglazes but I want to try with 6. So, once again, not entirely satisfied but a bit more hopeful…

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I have to add some beads to my tree.

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Beads, Tiles and Dishes

I’m a bit disappointed with the underglazes. I think I like them only when they’re not covered with a transparent glaze. But I love my Opalescent glazes, madly. I’m just eager to create more pieces until I can use glazes and underglazes in the combination that feels right to me.

Some beads about which I’m very pleased:

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Some little tiles and things:

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Brooches:

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Plates and bowls:

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Tree Lantern

As you can see, Lucy supervises everything That’s the only way I’m allowed to work.

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I’m quite excited about a new lantern I’m working on. There’ll be glass beads hanging and stars hovering (attached to the tree with wires). And birds of course!

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