May 2016

I've been inspired to experiment with inlay. I'm trying repetition as a theme, as well as mixing in some pigments. I'm drawn to airport carpet patterns because of their geometric shapes and busy patterns. There is an optical illusion effect I am trying to go for as well.  I think this would be an interesting technique to try out on the light shades. We'll see what happens. I plan to do some tiles with the samples below. Here they are pre-fire. You get the idea but, once they are fired you will see the true colours and textures a bit better.

 

I will cut this into triangle tiles.

I will cut this into triangle tiles.

This is a carpet image that inspired the above inlay work.

This is a carpet image that inspired the above inlay work.

This will also be cut into tiles. You can see the inlay as well as the impression made by a gridded fabric that I collected a while ago.

This will also be cut into tiles. You can see the inlay as well as the impression made by a gridded fabric that I collected a while ago.

Another great carpet!

Another great carpet!

Nothing beats a happy plate.

Nothing beats a happy plate.

Agate technique. 

Agate technique. 

Agate/marbling trial also. The colours will be more muted once fired--sandy and white. 

Agate/marbling trial also. The colours will be more muted once fired--sandy and white. 

Inlaid slump bowl.

Inlaid slump bowl.

Another pattern to try! 

Another pattern to try! 

Check back later in May for the fired results.