June 20, 2009
Now time for some waxed teeth!
There’s a couple more that aren’t represented here, mostly because they were without watercolor–just bare porcelain dipped in wax. Most likely when it comes time to do the actual installation of the “dreamcatcher”, I will only use bare porcelain + wax and skip the watercolor step. I do like the effect of the watercolor, but I think when there is 100+ of them, it will just be overwhelming and confusing if they are all watercolored. I’d rather keep it clean and simple. So for now, the watercolor will only happen on a select few and maybe on future sculptural teeth that are separate from the “dreamcatcher” installation. Just for the purposes of experimenting, I recently fired a couple teeth to cone 6, something inbetween 06 and 10 to see how that temperature takes the watercolor. I’ll probably post those in the next week or so for comparison… Plus they will be out of an oxidation kiln instead of reduction so that will also cause some variation in the overall tone of the porcelain. Stay tuned for more fun with porcelain, slip-casting, teeth and wax!