Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shifting Gears

It often takes me a few years to get around to put what I know is a good idea into motion... this weeks current example deals with larger works.


I've been a dipper for years, gimme a bucket of glaze and I'm set... but at larger scales I simply can't afford to whip-up big enough batches to dip effectively and pouring just hasn't proved to be reliable. It's been one of the factors that has been limiting the scale that I work with. 
The above work came out of the kiln this morning and a major change is afoot...


 I'm finally giving an air gun a go... REVOLUTIONARY!
This is in a last minute effort to create a new body of work for this weekends block party, (more on that later). With the death of Half Pint last week, I pulled the pity card and rented Bruce Cadman's kiln for two weeks.


It small, but so far, it's keeping me dancing! Better dance quick cuz it's going home real soon.

4 comments:

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

I finally got a compressor once I started making bigger pieces. I love dipping and pouring, and the spray gun took a little getting used to, but I love it now!

Have fun filling that kiln!

Ron said...

Happy Spraying and good luck getting the work out before the weekend.

jim said...

beauty pieces joel... i really wanted to spray when i started years ago but still don't have a booth to do it in.

Rob Addonizio from Taiko-Earth said...

Once again, beautiful work!

I too love to dip, but with big bonsai containers, it can get a bit tricky. I spray, and although it requires lots of taping and masking, the application is much more controllable for me I think.

Cheers-