You guys know of a few ceramic artists like... Adam Field, Kathy King, Matt Metz, David Regan and Sue Tirrell? (click the links to see their work) All of these really awesome folks...do this; they carve, or slice or sgraffito if you will, most of the pots they make...and I just want to let them know.. man to woman, or man to man- Wow. I feel your pain.
Most of the last three days has been dedicated to this part of my pots. It's been good. At times I found myself lost in a world of landscapes, atmospheres, and crazy black and white design. I'd even start to day dream about where the place is that I'm drawing. Do people live here? Are these ancient cave dwellings or mythical clouds pouring down rain, or am I drawing a vast and empty plane that's on fire? Is that mug on the top far right.. is that an aligator with rounded teeth?? Are these bugs? Did I play too much Super Mario Bros. when I was a kid?
I really enjoyed it actually..one design would lead to another. I'd carve one and think..huh.. well, I like that, but I don't like that..and then expound on it with the next guy. I still have many pots to go.. I've finished all the cups, bowls and mugs.. now onto the more complicated things. I have a board of bud vases that are so delicate it makes them really challenging to carve... and of course, these covered jars that I'm letting sit awhile.. I'm excited about the forms and really want to nail a good carving.