Saturday, March 27, 2010
Painting glazes or playing with glazes III
After a week in Netherlands, for a short vacation I am back at the studio making new experiments with glazes.
Although the vacation passed so quickly, (like vacations always do) I did managed to see a little bit of art, with the help of my beloved cousins Dori and Bert. First we went to the north, to see Makkum http://www.royaltichelaar.com/ , where traditional pottery and modern are meeting and melting into each other. I was so relieved to see that even great master's pottery works are not always perfect in shape and quality; I even bought one that was lying on the "damaged" table but still cost like fortune.
The next day we went to see the Textile museum http://www.textielmuseum.nl/ and the Contemporary museum in Tilburg ( De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art www.ivarhagendoorn.com/.../de-pont-foundation-for-contemporary-art ) which was very inspiring and made me missing painting so much till it hurt my bones.
That's why I didn't wait much and immediately start painting with brushes on the pots I have already ready for dipping in glaze.
As in previous experiments, it looks so beautiful before firing, but I have no clue about the results…
The kiln is already working from 10:00 o'clock this morning and I am eager to see how the dishes will look, after being heated in 1800 Celsius degree.
I really hope they won't stick to the kiln shelves…