Saturday, November 22, 2014

Koi Fish

Porcelain Sculpture

These fish sculptures are such fun to do.  Everyone is different as the expressions change with each one.  
Since I just pulled these out of the kiln on Wednesday night after church.  I didn't get photos because I was so tired. By the time I remembered that I didn't have any pics these 4 were the only ones left.  

I lined the fish up like they were swimming amongst the tea cups.  They looked so cute even the guys had smiles on their faces as they went by the booth.  I always strive to get an emphatic connection from the viewer with my paintings, sculpture should be no different.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Koi- An Altered Vase

Altered Wheel thrown pot
4"high x 9"long

An altered stoneware pot, first thrown on the wheel, then pinched, prodded and cut to form a fish.

  The stoneware I use is very very dark, almost chocolate in color.  This effects the glaze color a bit.  So it will be interesting to see just how much brighter the orange and whites will be.

Little Piggy Banks Ready For Market

Stoneware and Porcelain
Altered pot technique
  When I paint I have the finished painting in my mind and follow it to the end.  But with altering pots it doesn't quite work that way.  When you bang it on the table, pinch, pull or cut it up the end result never quite matches the mental image in my head.  (I think that is why I'm so captivated with the pottery.)
  In saying that, these little piggies have been pitching me fits since September. The results really didn't match how I wanted them to look.  But the outcome is no less appealing to the eye and touch.  As a friend said.. "Oh, how CUTE! They are just adorable!"  And I have to agree.  :)