Deviant Login Shop
 Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
May 13, 2008
Image Size
2.1 MB
Resolution
2129×2189
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,261
Favourites
55 (who?)
Comments
32

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A550
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
May 6, 2008, 10:59:05 PM
×
Surge by lisaluera Surge by lisaluera
April 2008

- Wheel Thrown
- Laguna B-mix
- Carved while leather hard
- Burnished with terra sigilata while bone dry
- Fired in a foil saggar [link] with ferric chloride, horse hair, and sugar.
- No glaze on this piece. The colors are from the fumes and smoke from the ingredients burning inside the foil saggar. The shine is from burnishing/polishing the pot before it was fired the first time.

Other views:
[link]
[link]

I decided to play with texturing and trying to highlight the texture in the saggar firing. It didn't quite work out like I expected it to, but I still like the result and learned some new stuff in the process! :)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful terracotta colors.
Reply
:iconlisaluera:
lisaluera Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
oh, I didn't see it that way, but you are right...thanks for commenting!
Reply
:iconsuedollin:
suedollin Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my, thats special.
Love the carving and the colour patterns.
A wonderful movement. :D
Reply
:iconlisaluera:
lisaluera Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
The carving was fun. I was purposely trying to give it movement, so I'm glad to see that came across on the piece.
Reply
:iconbodhisama:
Bodhisama Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
That's a really fantastic peice! Reminds me of waves during a fiery sunset! Very impressive how you've manipulated the markings to follow the texture!
Reply
:iconlisaluera:
lisaluera Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
That's exactly what I was thinking too. I'm learning more and more how to control the markings in these firings, so I'm starting to experiment now with the carving. Thanks for the comment! :)
Reply
:iconellisescara:
ellisescara Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
red hot gorgeous
Reply
:iconlisaluera:
lisaluera Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
now that is a fun comment! :) Thank you!
Reply
:iconhybridprocess:
HybridProcess Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Woah, it's like a cats eye and mars mixed together... so wait how did you burnish it so well? What kind of tool wouldn't take tons of hours to make the entire surface shiny?
Reply
:iconlisaluera:
lisaluera Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
ooh, your right... I see the cats eye! :) I use terra sigilata and polish it with a piece of plastic bag to get the shine. I made sure and got in all of the little divets with my finger while I was polishing it.
Reply
Add a Comment: