Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Slip Painting Again

Slip painting is harder than it looks, let me tell you. Or maybe I'm just not doing it right? If you look closely you can see how my lines look slightly imperfect *ok, let's not belabor the fact that it's more than slightly*..what do most people who slip paint so to keep their lines, etc. looking perfect? Is it just lots and lots of practice or something else?
I tried to correct my mistakes by using one of my half round files and sanding the edges, but it's still not quite perfect. Maybe I should embrace the idea of Wabi Sabi and be happy w/ what I've accomplished? Hmm, maybe that's a better idea, lol.
Still obsessed w/ this style- is it too odd? I hope not since I'm compelled to keep doing it. It's starting to feel like a stylized type of architectural line drawings..only w/ numbers and other symbols worked in.
Now the main thing I'm worried about is trying out shelf firing a la Angela Crispin and Catherine Davies Paetz on the hollow forms- has anyone done hollow forms successfully this way?

5 comments:

Vickie Hallmark said...

Aja, I think they are wonderful just as they are! Don't completely remove the marks of the maker.

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Laithia said...

I love these, they're charming the way they are. I can't wait to see how they will turn out finished.

jennyfriske said...

Aja - these look so similar to the type of drawings given to my husband as his own personal symbols by his spirit guides. I am mesmerized by your pieces! Don't change them! One of my favorite sayings is "Embrace Imperfection". Your pieces are perfect in their imperfection. Blessings to you!

P.S. I removed my first post because apparently I can't spell well today!

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

You definitely need to learn to love them as much as I do! I want one baaaad. And now that I see that they're hollow, I'm not sure about the open shelf firing. I'm afraid they'll slump if they're not fired vertically. Let us know what happens in the fire.