Monday, May 4, 2009

Process of decorating


Since I mentioned the construction of the jars in my last post, I thought I would follow it up with the decoration process. This technique is similar to the previous process of slip decoration, but it is a lot more tedious and time consuming. The textured surface (after being carved/stamped) is hand painted with several colors. This does require a lot of patience and a steady hand. Then it is slip decorated. After this it will dry and get bisque fired. In the next stages you will see more contrasting colors being added in the groves to really highlight the colors.

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

These are amazing Charan - I was curious how you decorated your work, so thank you so much for sharing your process. It looks incredibly time consuming - but well worth the effort!

Chris said...

Fantastic work!!! You have a architectural vision AND a perfect sense for details! You make artwork of a very high quelity, Charan!

Barbara Dunshee said...

Charan, your forms are always as interesting as your surface decorations!

foxpots said...

Love these photos, love the jars. Your process is intricate and detailed - wonderful!

Mostly Art said...

I love seeing your work! These jars are really beautiful, thank you so much for showing them through the whole process!

FetishGhost said...

Love this post. It's so much fun to see the process.

Jacaranda Designs said...

The jars are absolutely gorgeous!

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