New Year, New Ideas

 

Besides the cold, it's so great to get back into the studio this week.  I started working on some new designs at the end of the season and I want to get the ideas worked out in my head and start producing them.  I like the idea of combining stamping with some slip transfer and decal work.  I also want to get some new glaze colors that are transparent to use with this.  I'm working with the B-mix clay right now and it's a nice white.  I had been buying it with grog, but my next batch will be without.  When I took the Diane Fayte class on surface design, she recommended the no grog and I bought some.  I like the smooth surface.

 

Tray with stamping texture before I press it into the form

Tray with stamping texture before I press it into the form

New ornament ideas

New ornament ideas

Buttons and pendants.  The buttons are new this year.

Buttons and pendants.  The buttons are new this year.