Blog: Bisque Painting

Blue Feathers Project

Blue Feathers Project

The Blue Feather project will be a hopefully ongoing project for us. Basically the idea is we’re crafting pendants with a Blue Feather, representing the LGBT populace. I thought they might also be a great way to experiment with new materials and techniques, and also be a fun way to get people who haven’t really...

Glaze Fire 14

Glaze Fire 14

We’re doing a glaze fire, but going to Cone 04 for this one. We’ve noticed that the stuff in the top of the kiln appears to be less fully fired than the stuff in the bottom so we’re testing out a little higher temp for this one. Witness cones from the firing. The little one...

Largess Derby: Stained Glass Ceramic Pendants

Largess Derby: Stained Glass Ceramic Pendants

For this weekend I’ve painted 12 ceramic pendants in the style of medieval stained glass. Duncan has these cool glazes called French Dimensions, which results in textured glazes lines, kinda reminiscent of the puffy t-shirt paint from the 80’s. I did quite a lot with those paints, so terrible and great 🙂 I had previously...

Big Daddy on his way

Big Daddy on his way

new work in progress.. Big Daddy Mug 😀So far the bisque is painted but not clear glazed. Will be fired this week hopefully. Edit: Done! I am drinking coffee out of this one as I write.. He came out of the mug and I am very happy with the...

Experimenting with pre-made ceramics

Experimenting with pre-made ceramics

This past few weeks we have been doing a bit of experimenting with re-glazing ceramic objects we’ve found at dollar stores and thrift stores. This is mosly the hus-monkey’s project and doing… but thrifting is fun so I’ve been helping choose items and will hopefully paint a few. We’re trying things that are both just...

Experimental Fire

Experimental Fire

Most of the contents of this firing are experimental objects. Ceramic objects we’ve found at thrift and dollar stores. There is one piece in here that was a normal bisque painting (blue and yellow bowl to match the soup spoon I had...

Snorlax’s Ugly Mug

Snorlax’s Ugly Mug

So I signed up for Reddit Secret Santa “Ugly Mugs” because obviously I would.. and this year my recipient is somebody from the UK who listed amongst her interests Pokemon and Makeup… so I decided to combine the two concepts. I went with the other interpritation of ugly mug (as in ugly face) borrowing inspiration...