Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Test tiles glazed



I did get some success with my new test tiles and my glazing technique. I have tried to duplicate the effect of colorful fabrics from India. These fabrics are commonly known as bandhani block printed fabric which is made with a combination of block printing, batic and dyeing. I don't know much about the techniques they use to make the fabric, but I have been hard at work trying to duplicate it in clay.
Some of these tiles are promising. I like the ones with the glossy glaze more. The matt glaze kind of dulled the colors. The technique to get the look in clay is complicated, with a combination of carving, slip decoration, and multiple firings. I will next attempt to use this technique on my new Dancing Diva sculptures.

9 comments:

FetishGhost said...

Very very nice!

אריחים ושלטים מקרמיקה said...

absolutely stunning! would love to see more pictures and hear about the process if you'd be willing to share.
Thank you!

Earth N Elements Pottery said...

Charan, I just love the test tiles. Can't believe they are only tests! Especially liking the yellow and green combination. Awesome.
Kathi

Graciela Testa Lynt said...

Very cool! I too like the shiny glaze more than the matte one. Can't wait to see this on your dancing divas! And I bet it would look fabulous on a large platter as well!

Page said...

Charan, these are wonderful, colors and textures both.

Mel said...

those colors are amazing! and the patterns of the fabric is your inspiration? very very cool!

Ericka O'Rourke said...

I am amazed! I cannot believe these are clay! You are definitely on to something unique! Best of Luck! Ericka

jaho2727 said...

I just love your test tiles! I think that your work is just gorgeous!

charity elise said...

oh my goodness-- Charan-- genius artist potter man!! egad! your test tiles are more beautiful than many peoples' finished work!! i want to hang them up all over my house!!!

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