Totally unrelated to bunnies, today I wanted to show you the results of a workshop at Debbie Bryan with the very talented Katie Almond. It was to make a hanging plaque, or a series of hanging plaques. I went in with an idea of what I was going to make.... and made something completely different!
The photo above shows the pieces just as I was starting to paint them, prior to firing. We used Katie's usual techniques of cutting shapes, adding texture with lace or stamps or rollers, adding cut out pieces and then painting to highlight. This is my best job yet with the paint, I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of it!
I'd used a textured roller and I highlighted the flowers only. Painting does take a long time and so I didn't get time to do as much painting as I wanted on the largest heart.
But I'm really happy with the results! The picture above and those below are of the fired items. Katie uses porcelain clay which has such a different finish to the earthenwear clay we've been using on workshops with Katherine Fortnum.
I punched holes top and bottom (except on one) using a heart punch and a flower punch, just for something a bit different.
I strung them together using Fireline which is a jewellery making material which is very similar to fishing line. If you're thinking it's very invisible, it's because I didn't string them until I'd taken these pictures!
See that silicone on the wall?? That's why I've been avoiding finishing the decorating. Anyone know how to get it off? Mr CA said to just keep painting over it but that's not working!