Ellen Silberlicht

Ellen Silberlicht
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's been raining all week......

Looking forward to the weekend...I do believe I will be doing a lot of rakuing and fast firing as soon as the weather clears. Right now we are under a flash flood warning....no raku until I see clear skies!
I'll post photos as soon as I get them fired!

Monday, September 20, 2010

News Flash...this just out!

My ostrich jar has been chosen to be shown at the Suraci Gallery at Marywood University. The opening will be October 23. Pretty exciting!

And I have also been informed that one of my elephant jars will be published in a book out this spring titled 500 Raku.  I don't remember which one they chose...but one of these will be in there!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor day weekend comes to a close.

I don't know what others do with their spare time...but mine is spent in my studio...working as hard as I can to get my ideas out of my head and into the clay. I always like to challenge myself, try new things and grow...as much as possible. This leads to many pots!
Yes, I do have the disease....I have the need to create. If I don't accomplish something each day, I feel as though I haven't achieved. Too bad I can't work in my studio every day!
This piece is titled Under the Sea with sea turtles and a sting ray.

Here's another view with the stingray.

I'll try an octopus again...the past images of the octopus, similar to this one cracked in a dozen pieces...so now, I am using the proper clay.

My husband says you can never have tooooo many elephants...and so........

The ram is a piece I envisioned a few weeks ago...but didn't get around to working on this until now.

I'm anxious to see how this eagle pot fires...what is raw clay will be black...unless I glaze a few places...and the yellow will be contrasting the black.

And the last pot of Labor Day weekend is the lizard. Now they will dry in my studio from 2-3 weeks....and then they will be bisqued and ready to raku.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

hard at it.....

And so.....those pots each took on a personality of their own. I first wanted to re-create those pieces that just didn't make it before.
I'm excited about this roaring lion....it will be fired so the clay turns black and the orange stain should look great against the black clay.

September begins

Now that I have returned to school, my progress will be much slower. My goals are to create 4 new pieces a month. That is certainly doable....I think. We'll see how it goes!
This is where I began this morning. Using encapsulated stains for the colors.