Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Blue and gold



We've had some beautiful blue sky and gold sun at last.


So I'm making a blue and gold bowl.


This is work in progress.


Like Sarah I thought it was time to liberate my art materials.
I might not make something perfect
but I'll make nothing at all
if I leave them in the plan chest.

I might finally permit myself to use some precious leaf metal to line the bowl.
It has waited twenty years for its moment in the sun.

14 comments:

  1. Oh wow Lucille, that is really beautiful.

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  2. That's a beautiful act of liberation.

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  3. That is one pretty bowl - clever you.

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  4. Beautiful shape . Glorious colours . I love it !

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  5. Lucille, the shape, colors and glow of that bowl are perfect together! Of course, now I am so very curious as to how you made it, particularly because it looks as if it has just always existed...or appeared after a magic wand was waved.

    Bravo! xo

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  6. Wow, what a marvellous piece of work. Is it Papier Maché or another technique?

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  7. Thank you. I make bowls from plaster impregnated bandages called Modrock in some circles. They are shaped over existing glass or china bowls. I keep them as thin as possible and then cover them - in this case - with my own hand-coloured papers soaked in PVA medium and scraps of Japanese paper from a stash acquired over years from Paperchase. The inside will be Shellacked and then coated with size and leaf metal. I'm influenced at the moment by lustreware and stained glass.

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    1. Thank you for that information, I hadn't looked properly at the strips of paper. You are creating a very lovely thing.

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  8. Your blue and gold bowl is lovely! The plant in the top photo appears as though it's dancing in the sun. I am very glad to hear you are having a respite from the incessant rains over there.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous. Clever you. And as you say, it's time.

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