Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Great Grate

This is a piece I molded off a grate I found. We can't do raku firing this summer because of the drought and the burn ban so we've been doing soda firing. I'm not sure what soda firing is all about but it seems to make the pieces look like brown clay. On this piece I had put a rust glaze between the ridges but when it was fired it looked boring. A glaze is like glass once it's fired and the clay has a little of that quality also so it's not a surface you can easily alter by painting.

Susan had a brilliant idea for me:     Nail Polish. 
I didn't want just red on it but she assured me that polish sold today comes in every color of the rainbow.  They don't sell it at Home Depot or Harbor Freight so I bribed her into going to buy me some wherever they sell that stuff. The bribe was oatmeal cookies, details of that to be posted later. 

Ladies, just give me a call if you'd like to have your nails done by a pro.

1 comment:

Lost Aussie said...

Cool idea with the nail polish. The dot painting is very Aboriginal.