monday morning eye candy: Keith Haring

“I began by visiting a workshop on the outskirts of Milano where they
produce terracotta pieces. I chose several vases of different sizes and shapes
and began the next day to systematically sand, wash, and then embellish the
surface with marking ink. The largest of these was big enough for me to stand
inside of. There were several small vases which I was attracted to because
of their similarity to the shape of nuclear cooling towers. The confrontation
between the history of vase paintings and the contemporary approach of drawing
with marker and the mixture of contemporary and ancient symbols produces
an ironic mixture of opposites.” –Keith Haring (via www.haring.com)

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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