I took my first clay class this week at Moscow Clayworks. It was taught by visiting Haitian Ceramics Artist, Lissa Jeannot and Moscow Clayworks owner, Frank Goryl. I was a fish out of water and still do not have the jargon to describe the process. But I will try.
Saturday, we worked with the clay to make beads to decorate our home with. It wasn't long before I scaled down the bead size to make them wearable for the homeowner instead. I couldn't help myself. It was just a natural progression for me. And honestly, it being my first clay experience, I wasn't so sure I would make anything suitable for the home or body! If is it not a Size 11 Delica and I don't have a needle, I am at a loss.
Last night we went back for the glazing and raku firing. So here's what I made!
This first picture are the beads out of the first kiln. I left them white and will apply acrylic paints to them and see how that looks.
These next beads were raku fired without glaze.
And finally, raku fire with glaze.
I could get into this :-)