In the past few months I have been experimenting with different ways of dealing with ceramic surface. I've often been dissatisfied-as have my students-with the outcome of glaze. It can be too glossy, cover too much texture in the surface, and can be unreliable. Here are some recent pictures of my own and student pieces with acrylic polymer patinas and oil paint. I've also been experimenting with ceramic materials like terra sig, engobes, and mason stains. Those pictures are still to come.
Here's my own piece...a small one of Sara...
Here's my student Molly and I standing around her newly painted torso...
These next three pieces were made by my student Marsh Drucker, who's been experimenting a lot with paint, and getting some fabulous results!
For anyone interested in taking a class, new 8-week sessions are starting at the beginning of October at the following times: