I have been experimenting with a stain "Matsubai," which is pure pine ash. After a few trials on test tiles, the ash was sprayed on these vessels and fired in a smoky oxygen-deprived environment. As I am pleased with the results, I intend to try the stains on my new figurines.
These are pieces I made during my demonstrations for an intermediate hand-building class at the Dahl. It just finished, but I plan to offer it again in Fall. If you are interested in learning these techniques, contact me or the Dahl education director. We will send you a notification when the class is scheduled.
I'm still playing around with the idea of Fukunokami Jar. The ones made of brown clay look more like Asian deities than the creamy colored one which was made of white clay. The pointy and square hats seem winners. Sorry that my process is slow, but I will have a selection of them ready by this year's Fall Colors Art Studio Tour, which is scheduled for Sept. 21 & 22. Hope many of you will plan to come.
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