Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just for fun


A little bowl made just for fun, will probably end up on a 1:12 scale hall table. (painted and glazed ADC)

8 comments:

Pubdoll said...

You have so many talents Norma! I would have loved to have a bowl like that in real life! Love the shape and colours!

Josje said...

Lovely bowl, great colours! What material is it made of? It looks like clay.

Josje

Norma said...

Thank you! Glad you like it. I had fun with this, there are about 4 colours in it altogether which were very 'watery' acrylic, each applied while the other was still wet so they formed a marbling effect where each resisted the other. My 'inspiration' was a photograph of an antique bowl, at first recreating that look was my intention but then I decided to emphasise the 'free form' edge by outlining it with gold. You are right Josje, it's clay (air drying) - perhaps one of these days I'll try polymer but a lot of the fun for me with clay minis is building up the paints to get the look I want. Besides, I'm not a fan of cooking even when it comes to food - so I'm not too keen to get into cooking plastic!

Susan said...

Awesome Norma, you'd never know it wasn't freeform stoneware lifesize!! As for the glaze, amazing!

Tellya wot, I'll cook real food for you and you can take the time to "potter" Only a short 6 1/2 hour drive north for dinner ;)

Norma said...

Thanks, only 6 1/2 hours, so if I left after breakfast I'd be in PLENTY of time for dinner :) I do love food, I just hate cooking!

BTW - I think ONLY in Oz would a 6 1/2 hour road trip be preceded by 'ONLY' - LOL

Sans said...

If I travel very very fast, a 6 1/2 hour drive may mean crossing 2 countries. It is a fact that if you drive for more than 1 1/2 hours in Singapore, you are likely already in Malaysia.

This is the most exquisite mini art bowls I have seen in a long time. The last time was when I was at the Miniature Museum of Taiwan :). Please, Norma, show us how you make it. What is glazed ADC?

I did a series of mini books on Iznik pottery and have been curious since then on the different glazing methods.

Norma said...

Australia is a big country alright! We used to live in Darwin, we relocated to Sydney by car, a trip of 5000 kms. That's the same as driving from the north of Norway to Turkey!

I'm glad you like the bowl Sans but I don't imagine for a moment that it's the equivalent of a museum piece :) I may have led you astry a little with the use of the term 'glaze' because that means something quite different in relation to pottery. I was referring to an artists glaze, with just the paint it was quite dull, the glaze gave it lustre. It's simply painted on as opposed to a 'normal' pottery piece which is dipped into the glazing liquid and fired. ADC is Air Drying Clay - no baking required! Thin pieces like this remain fairly fragile though, although several coats of glaze seems to help a little. I did another couple of 'bowl' pieces that same day so perhaps I'll post them too, altho they are quite different

Bryndís said...

I love this bowl! I would love to have it in my big life hehe :) I think you should keep on making more of them ;)