This past week I’ve been working on some pottery pieces that will soon be added to our shop. But first I want to perfect them and so I have (once again) been working on some different stencilling techniques. I have posted before about my stencil designs and I wrote a little how-to for you. This was my first attempt using my stencils on curved pieces so I haven’t got the best results, but they have given me a good idea of how the final pieces will look.
The photographs show a bowl and cup that have been bisque fired and I am still going to add a clear glaze which will give them a shiny finish and also make the blue glaze more vivid – I don’t know why, but a clear glaze and final firing really brightens up the colour of the underglaze. I cast these in slip moulds that I bought. Eventually my plans are to make some of my own unique moulds out of plaster and produce something that I have handmade at every step!
Later this week I am going to share with you a present I have made for a friend – I started it a few weeks ago and have FINALLY started adding the final touches. I am also going to show you my tapestry progress… R has been writing some amazing guides to tapestry for beginners and they have been a huge help for me. I even got one personal lesson from her
Hope you’ve all had a relaxing weekend.
PS. During the week we share photos of our different projects on Instagram, find us at @han_silva and @rozbazscoz