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« on: February 17, 2013 03:51:50 PM »

Before starting this project in my contemporary crafts class at the college I attend, I have never worked with ceramics before.

Behold, the lotus tile.

Hasn't gone in the kiln yet (my school waits until the kiln is mega full before they fire that baby up) and it will probably be a while before it does.  Not sure what I'll do with it next since I'm terrible at painting.

Let me know what you think. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013 04:15:00 PM »

I like it a lot.  it's very pretty and I know you can find something to do with it.  I was even thinking painting it all one color, then maybe highlighting the lotus itself with another color or 2 and sponge it on the raised parts.  the sponge would give it some pretty texture.  I can see it in deep blue and deep purple, then a bright yellow or something on the flower.  I don't know, just a thought.  Smiley

by the way, I suck at painting too, but even I think I could pull off something like that.  Cheesy  it's pretty simple, so I totally think you could do it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013 06:44:27 PM »

Gorgeous! I think it would look lovely with an opalescent glaze (the kind where the color sinks into the grooves). OR, you could glaze it, then wipe the color off the top, highlighting the raised areas, then clear glaze over the top.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013 08:06:54 PM »

Very nice.  I like the multiple layers.

After it's fired you may find you don't want to paint it, or you could just brush a little bit of pink (or whatever color) underglaze over the high points and then put a satin or gloss clear glaze on it.  That could look very elegant and doesn't require you to do any complex painting.
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013 07:49:25 AM »

Very nice Lotus!  Will enjoy seeing it when you color it... what ever you color it! Smiley

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