Two jar decoration details. New bird pattern and a carved fish. They do alot of porcelain carving here, but this type is more NC traditional inspired. I messed up a bit in the fin, but I think it will fill in with ash.
Today I switched clay bodies to a more stoneware like body. I still do not think it is quite like home, but it does pretty well. I can finally take 8 lbs and use it to the full potential. I am sure I could probably do more than that, but I have yet to try with this stuff. I have not taken any pictures of the new clay yet because I want to get handles on them first. I have been practicing some painting with the traditional chinese painter and have came up with some new trailing patterns. I am very excited about this new clay and feel I am really going to be able to improve myself now that I can use this clay the way I am used to using it. Beth gave her slide lecture tonight and it was really great. I was personally inspired to try to express more of myself in my work. Who knows what will happen, but my brain is churnin'.