Eventually I’ll be posting a video, but things are not quite to that stage yet. I started experimenting with combining fish prints, a lithography technique and thrown ceramic forms. In the end, it becomes yet another way to transfer prints to volumetric forms, but my prints to be exact! It was a rocky start and rather disappointing at the beginning, but that changed after the ink sat for 2 days. Below are the images of the first vessel with freshly made ink. Rather sad!
I wasn’t too keen on getting going again, but took the afternoon on Sunday to play more. The results were much better! Straight sides without any additional curve were the best forms to work with, like the below image.
Shot glass size (or maybe a wine cup) receiving the image, before burnishing.
Below: left is the same shot glass, right is a coffee mug with curved surface (and it was very difficult to work with).
Larger vase form with larger fish. Bummer about the creases, but I can clean that up.
So far, things are working out, but the true test will be in the kiln. Part of me really wants to run a test load with practically nothing inside, but I don’t like to waste the energy. We shall see if curiosity wins over practicality.