Qinghua and glazing “fun”

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been inspired to do more qinghua (blue flower) painting on my pottery pieces since returning from my trip to Jingdezhen. Since I had a few greenware cups, I spent some time practicing brush techniques on them — drawing lines, filling in areas. The painted pieces came out of bisque firing today and here are a couple of them, ready for glazing.

These cups have relatively simple bunny designs, but they perfectly represent my feelings today: the bunny on the left is before glazing, the bunny on the right is three hours later, after glazing.

Glazing is such a time-consuming and often frustrating process… and I managed to make it even more so today with my fancy (crazy) glazing ideas. I really hope I didn’t completely ruin the pieces with my experimenting.

Yes, as always, I’ll just have to wait and see.

CATEGORY: In the Studio


May 30, 2012

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