Test Cone 10 glaze firing is cooling down!!!! Have at least another 3 hours before I can even open the flue to cool enough to unload. I hate the waiting. Will the glazes run, works melt, are the engobes too intense even with the dry glaze over. Tomorrow will tell. Below is a new work in progress. #LaMeridiana #artresidency #contemporaryceramics #ceramics #michellematthews #sculpture
Been walking the last two days on the dirt road through the vineyards. Love the way the vines are lined up in perfect rows as far as the eye can see. Even though the day was gorgeous, made myself glaze. Carried the buckets to my little patio to glaze. So worth the effort to sit with the cool breezes and nature. The glazing will be a mess. Note to self, chemicals are not the same from country to country. Really have no idea how the combinations will react. Yes there are test t
Woke up in Italy!!
Today began my residency at @lameridiana in Certlado. Arrived last night in time for dinner. My studio with a joining apartment is beautiful. Will spend many evenings on the front porch enjoying the end of day. But on this first day discussed the scope of my residency with Pietro. He suggested incorporating vitreous slips or engobes into my work which can be added to my wood fire pieces. Made several test pieces today, tomorrow begin to test the slips. #artresidency #contempo
Houston Contemporary Ceramics
New works by Michelle Matthews available September 10 at Galeria Regina #glassellsculpturemichellematthewsceramics #contemporaryceramics #ceramics #sculpture