Mississhippi's Madness

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Ceramics: Smudge in a Pot – work in progress


I felt the urge to paint something today, in particular to under glaze the kitten I made a few months ago. It is well and truly dry and has been sitting quietly in a box waiting for me to give it some colour. (Unlike my real cats who let me no in no uncertain terms if I have neglected them in any way!)

Underglazed cat2_webUnderglazed cat1_webI’ve gone a traditional tabby look – that realist in me can’t help itself. Although I think the under glazes will turn out quite differently to what they look like here – they always do. I may add a bit more darker colour to the fur, but I will sit and look at this for a day or so first before I decide.

The pot is glazed in Flame, so it will turn out redder than it looks here I think. And I have used a mix of colours for the cat including Black, Brown, Red, Blue and Reef Gold and a few other colours to mix to get the shades and tints I wanted.

The inside surfaces of the pot are not the tidiest so I will probably go back and sponge on another colour to try and hide some of the imperfections (although if I was really worried about imperfect work I’d have made the edges of the pot less wonky. But that is what comes with a hand built pot, or at least one made by me!)


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

5 thoughts on “Ceramics: Smudge in a Pot – work in progress

  1. I love this as it is!!
    Fantastic šŸ™‚

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