I’ve got this far with one textile piece ,
but am unsure how to hang it . I was pleased with the net remnant I found – both for the colour and the effect of layering it which is not unlike tissue paper – however any loop or ring I put on the back is going to show up quite clearly . Thinks…..
Pottery classes at Leeds College of Art started again this week . My 1st wheel made pot had still not been fired ,
but my handbuilt one had so I was able to glaze it .
Maybe it will be ready to take home next week . There are less students signed up for the summer but 2 of them were ensconced on the wheels by the time I was sorting out what to do next so I went back to the double spouted pot I had left wrapped in plastic over Easter . I had mislaid my tools at home again so did not spend much time improving the shape but painted it with slip and started scratching through , a technique called sgraffito .
I didn’t get very far in covering the whole thing with my trademark arabesque as you can see . The mauve colour of the slip is from cobalt carbonate which will fire blue and the sgraffito should then be white with a clear or white glaze . I tried to get this effect with copper green here –
but the colour burnt out , you can just see where the cream colour is a bit more grey . Cobalt is very reliable , too much so some would say .