movie day: Our Changing Seas: An Atlantic & Caribbean Coral Reef Story

Artist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison hand-sculpted “Our Changing Seas II: An Atlantic & Caribbean Coral Reef Story” – a large ceramic coral reef sculptural installation inspired by reefs of the Western Atlantic and Caribbean and the human-caused threats they face – in her “Inland Sea Studio” in Denver, CO. The piece was commissioned by the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center for permanent installation in the entryway of its Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research in Dania Beach, FL in 2013.

Process. Adding black underglaze (@amacobrent) to the carved lines. #canadianceramics #pottery #ceramics

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technical tuesday/movie day: forgive me my head is not in the game this week.

So i missed technical tuesday, which can happen…but now i’ve almost missed movie day as well. It’s been one of those weeks where motivation is lacking, brain is elsewhere and things are pilling up on my desk/workbench. So here you go a technical video i shot in the studio earlier today showing my process of painting in the underglaze for my drawings. On bone dry greenware i sketch in pencil, then cover with a thin layer of wax emulsion (no latex), then i carve the lines through the wax with a sewing needle. Paint on the black underglaze, wipe back and voila – ready for the bisque!

Process. Adding black underglaze (@amacobrent) to the carved lines. #canadianceramics #pottery #ceramics

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