12 July 2013

Side Track

Summer is usually a less-than-productive time for me.  With school out and the kids home all day, I find it hard to concentrate on studio time.

Instead, I use summer vacation as a time to get back in touch with my inner child.  Making wizard robes, light sabers, magic wands… who knows. Today's creative activity – paint your own pottery.

readyGlazeFireI took my niece and younger son to Ready, Glaze, Fire! just down the road from our home in Cheshire, CT.  One of the fun things about painting pottery (like dyeing fabric) is that you don't know what the finished product will look like until it's "cooked". 

The glaze colors are always kind of muted as you paint it on. Depending on how many coats are added, you can get a variety of color depth.

We have to wait a week to see the true colors of our ceramic creations.  Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I'd forgotten the fun of painting your own pottery! Thanks for the reminder and perhaps it's time for that inner child to come out on all of us!

    Happy Summer!


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