Saturday, February 14, 2009

Decorating cups & mugs

I've been decorating most of the day. This takes a long time. There were definitely a few that got some ugly deco. Of course, no pictures of those. I went almost 8 months without making mugs. It was nice to make some again and in this economy, they'll probably move faster than the bigger pots. Anyway, these all have 100% Tile 6 slip (2% bentonite) covering them and the brushwork is underglaze. These pots were slipped and lined with glaze at the leatherhard stage and will be once-fired in the salt kiln this week. Click on the image to get a larger version. Happy Valentine's Day. I cooked my wife and son a fabulous southern dinner tonight: cajun catfish, fried cornbread, baked scalloped potatoes, and salad. A nice reward after a hard days work. Cheers, mates.









10 comments:

bdh said...

I LOVE these mugs! Your designs are great. Fabulous.

brandon phillips said...

those are pretty sweet, is that a turquoise underglaze? i deco'd some pots in this load with some kyle carpenter influenced decoration but with my own spastic brushwork. i'm firing this coming friday and i have a dozen or so dinner plates in the firing.

Kyle Carpenter said...

yup, it's underglaze too. good luck with that firing. I'msure it'll go well. I'm trying to start loading today.

Crazy Green Studios said...

love the scratchy design!

Joy Tanner said...

Is that a lump on your handle? I'm going to have to feel that one.

I love the leaf drawing 2nd image down from the top. Nice!!

Ron said...

Second down from the top is way cool. Love the lines there. Have a great firing.

ang said...

very nice deco variation on ya mugs there kyle, hope all goes well with your firing..

Alex Matisse said...

those are really nice mugs, I would love to procure one some time....what kind of brush do you use for these?

Linda Starr said...

Each one of your cups/mugs is so lovely. The last mug looks like the seed heads are blowing in the wind and the birds have such expressive looks. I tried painting some underglaze on a couple of pinch pots the other evening - it's very fat brush work. When I get better I'd like to try doing a quail.

logo mugs said...

Those mugs are really nice.
and all mugs painting very beautiful.such a nice mugs.