I threw a bunch of cups today to gear up for portconmaine / AX / Connecticon. The song is “Romance” by Yuki Kajiura from the Noir OST. I’m also working to reopen my shop very shortly (processing photos atm!) https://www.etsy.com/shop/skimlines
I’ve been thinking about a certain kind of Korean pottery from the 12th century. The vases I were looking at use a carving and colored slip technique, where a shape is carved into the whole vase, then a (white) slip is applied and scraped away, and then they carve out more lines, then coat the vessel with a black slip, then scrape that away…. and that’s how they get this:
One day I’d like to try this, but it will be a while before I have the free time to pursue such a grand project. o.o
For this cup, I was thinking about this, and while throwing and carving a vase is still years away, I thought I would try some stylized clouds that look like the abstract clouds I’ve seen in certain Korean wall scrolls.
There’s one little bare spot on the lip of this cup, but it resonates with the shape of the glaze on the opposite side of it. The clay was fired to temperature so the exposed clay doesn’t pose a health problem, so I think I will leave this as is.
^^ sometimes I fire a cup twice to correct this kind of stuff, but sometimes I accept it.
Kiki’s delivery service ♡ I really really like this movie so the face was really hard to render, but I think by clay standards it came out well. For the last panel I think I might make it Spirited Away, but also I really like Whispers of the Heart, so I may hide a violin in the background.