At this time of year my work takes over the house, it’s all go. I’m preparing for several art events, and the gallery show has gone well and I’m now supplying the shop. Last year was busy but I have two additional events this year which is great.
I keep the lustre in contact lens cases, precious metal lustres are very easily contaminated and ruined. They are so expensive you don’t want this to happen so never dip into the bottle directly so if it does get contaminated it’s only a small amount. As you can see it’s a brown sticky treacle like mess that smells disgusting. It has to be thinned to just the right consistency so it flows from the mapping pen. Too much thinners and it spreads too much. It has to be as Goldilocks said, “just right”.
And lastly before I go back to work, I was asked to be involved in a rather exciting project using locally mined iron ore as pigment. As I’m always up for an experiment I threw some in the kiln on a bit of glass, the colour fired beautifully. Being iron based I expected to lose some colour at the very least. I think I might add some flux to it, more about the experiments later!
Have a good day whatever you are doing.