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Subtleties In Glazing

Subtleties In Glazing

I’m just not that subtle.  I’m a Texan.  An opinionated woman -known to some as a bitch!  I’m not even subtle in my glazing!

I go for the bold and colourful!  As with my personality – I’m bold, outgoing, and my language is definitely colourful (thank you Australia!).

Copper Red and Rutile Glazes

Copper Red and Rutile Glazes

However, I recently saw a piece of work that made me “rethink” subtlety and it’s power.  It might not be such a bad thing!

This is the bowl that I saw on Instagram! http://instagram.com/p/yOUDiQLCIx/

Yukari Obuchi's beautiful subtlely glazed bowl.

Yukari Obuchi’s beautiful subtlely glazed bowl.

It’s by a potter, Yukari Obuchi – Japan.
Such subtle use of colour. The copper red is there, but just not so “in your face “.

What do you reckon?  Gorgeous?

Another potter using the subtle copper red approach is Tineke van Gils -Netherlands.

Click here for her website.  Her facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/tineke.vangils.9

Her work is just exquisite!

copper red, glazes, tineke van gils,

Beautiful subtle glaze work by Tineke van Gils.

copper red, glazes, tineke van gils,

Beautiful subtle glaze work by Tineke van Gils.

copper red, glazes, tineke van gils,

Beautiful subtle glaze work by Tineke van Gils.

So I’ve decided in my next glaze firing to try for a little subtlety – tame that copper red/blue thing down a bit.  Could be good! I’ll keep you posted.

As for subtlety in my personal life, I’ve decided to work on that too.  I’ve decided (after seeing it in action!) that there is NO REASON to be a bitch!  It’s not pretty, necessary, or ok – EVER!  So I may not be subtle, but I won’t be a bitch!  Pray for me, I may need help on this one!

Over and out, Tonto!

Marian

copper red, glazes, tineke van gils,

Beautiful subtle glaze work by Tineke van Gils.

Written by Marian Williams

What do you think?