A new range of ceramic pendants handmade by Kiln Fired Art.
My design process is under scrutiny just now as I’m currently reading Betty Edwards book ‘Drawing on the Artist Within’ . This is a book about nurturing your creative side through drawing. In this book she describes the 5 stages of the creative process, the first stage is insight, the second saturation; the third, incubation; the fourth stage is illumination , the lightbulb going on, and the last stage is verification . There is sixth stage when you have exhausted your creative energy .
Some time ago I made some ceramic pendants but they weren’t quite what I’d wanted so they were put to one side, then last weekend I found them in a box when I was looking for something else, and I had a ‘lightbulb’ moment and I knew what they needed.
Actually I’m on a creative roll just now and my light bulb is going on quite a lot lately, but more of that in another post.
I decided to add some liquid bright gold to the relief texture , I discovered a great way of applying lustre or paint just to the high points, most people would use the side of a brush or their finger tip but I have a heavy hand and usually I’d get paint into the crevices using these methods, so here’s my way……….
So here are the fired pendants, they still aren’t quite what I want for my next new range of ceramic jewellery but I’m very close. I shall make my own texture plates instead of using commercially made ones.
These ones have copper on them, I like them more than the ones with gold lustre. My intention is to add a leather thong and maybe some copper beads. I need to spend more time to work with clay.