Here's what's on the pottery table, besides the bisque ware I really need to get glazed but put off to get in some last minute clay work. I seem to detect a bird theme.
Applied a gray slip over the slab and dragged a wood grainer from Lowes through it. The crow will be filled in with a black engobe
Tried this printing method on wet clay slabs for the first time. I've seen this method in a couple of places. Here's one: http://printpatternproject.blogspot.com/2011/03/image-transfer.html
I used a 50/50 by weight combination of Mason Stain and Ferro frit 3134. See how it works out. The paper is a tissue-like paper that separates the decal paper I've been using for the decal transfer printing.
Some hand-built birdies. Going to go minimal with these- White or off-white glaze with a little color just on the beak and eyes.
I didn't jump on the Christmas ornament band wagon this year. I have a few stars left from last year and was planning to make a bunch of different types of owls this year. Was. I found (sorry if I sneak in a little whining here) they just took too long to make. Mostly, I was surprised at how much time I spent painting the owls after they were bisque fired- close to an hour. Changing the design to be more stylistic, less realistic might be something to think about.