Monday, March 24, 2008

Recent Bird Watching


Birds Pot 1
side a


Birds Pot 1
side b


Birds Pot 2
side "a"



Birds Pot 2
side "b"


Here are a couple of pots from the firing xxvi. The figurative motif has always been intimidating, but I have felt for a long time that my floral landscapes on my pots needed some fauna. I have cartooned little bugs and such but all of a sudden I am getting the guts to put some birds on these pots. It's really not as scary as I thought. It's actually a lot of fun. Do you hav a favorite bird?

4 comments:

  1. Stunning. These are so well accomplished that I'm surprised to discover you've only just started to include fauna.

    Favourite bird - Debbie Harry, but that was a long time ago.

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  2. These are nice Michael. I'd like to see them in person to get a feel for that white glaze. Enjoy some time relaxing this week, I know you worked it hard getting ready for Hickory.
    Favorite bird-Big Bird, but that was a long time ago.
    Nowdays...bluebirds and buzzards. (that might be a good name for a band)

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  3. Thanks for your compliments. I usually practice on cups or plates which I then wash off if they're rotten. Most were, believe me. In addition I use india ink on whatever sort of paper is around, usually newpaper or wrapping paper from the showroom, to figure out the brushwork.I tend to stylize anything I paint and get a few brushstrokes figured out and off I go. It was a good step and can't wait to do more. I'm off to finish the new workshop, but meanwhile maybe I'll do some ink work in the evenings at home.

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  4. These jars are fab, I love the style. Favourite bird hmm, it's a toss up between my budgie and those naughty mountain parrots you get in New Zealand the Kea.
    I hope you got some good feedback from you show.
    Best wishes

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