I’ve been doing a lot of collage/mixed media lately. Time to switch to clay for a bit. I need to create some inventory for the shows I have lined up for 2013. Since clay requires time and patience, I have to keep a sense of the time it takes to make enough work. You can’t hurry the clay, that is for sure.
Plus, I just feel that itch to work with clay now.
Here are some tiles I made yesterday. They are not even to the leather-hard stage in these pictures – I really did just finish them before I photographed them. I was using Standard clay #266, which fires to a very dark brown. It is a plastic, slippery clay, and it warps with no encouragement at all, but I love the finished look of anything I make with it. And I also like the smooth way it flows so easily into the shapes and forms I create.