Friday, February 14, 2014

Glazed Illustrations

For my thesis I am drawing tree roots, vines, and the like on ceramic forms. After tirelessly searching for a glaze that I can use I found a glaze pen at Mudworks that I purchased and soon realized that the tip was no where near fine enough to give me the delicate lines that I wanted. I had almost given up hope when I stumbled across ceramic pieces with finely detailed illustrations in the ceramics tag on tumblr. I quickly messaged the person and found out what brand of glaze pen they used and found out that Axner glaze pens come with four different nibs so you can get really fine lines. After browsing their products a bit more I found out that they have glaze/overglaze pens that have a glossy finish and can be applied to already fired glazes.
My glaze pen and refill bottles arrived today and I am excitedly testing it out on both bisques and glazed pieces. Some of these are getting popped in the kiln tonight and I can’t wait to see the results later on this weekend.

Also in other news the weather finally got good enough that Mudworks was able to get their clay shipments in and I now have fresh clay to work with and don’t have to worry about reclaiming old bone dry pieces anymore. So that is really exciting news!

1 comment:

Jeanette Tesmer said...

Great! I hope this works out for you!