Sunday, September 13, 2015

Honey Bee Tiles ~

Being a beekeeper is a passion.
It's a blend of science & art.

I'm contemplating a few new venues in 2016 so it's time to work on some new designs.
Often, new designs start with a sketch or a drawing.
Sometimes I paint but lately I've returned to my clay roots. 
Clay is nice because I can work 3 dimensionally & if I'm successful I'll be able to use the clay as a mold or cast it in plaster for future casting.
Here's a beginning clay tile taking shape.

Bisque (post firing),
Wet glaze ~ Pre firing.

6X6" tile post firing.  Transparent green glaze.
The transparents are cool as they pool into the textures & add another dimension.