Working from a Model

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March 26th, My Signature

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by

 

At NCECA, Gail Kendall talked about the importance of ceramic artist to have a name on their pottery that can be found on the internet.  You can see my K. MOMMSEN on this mug.  I will see how it fires up.  I have not very often signed my name, but I understand her point that your business cardimage may be long gone by the time someone uses your mug.

March 15, Wax drawings while observing the model

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by

 

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Alina was the model today. She came in with her green rain coat and red skirt.

Alina was the model today. She came in with her green rain coat and red skirt.

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Kathy Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

March 14, Black and White Maiolica

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by

 

imageUnloaded the bisque and glazed some of the vessels with black maiolica and some with white maiolica so that I am ready for the model tomorrow. image

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Kathy Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

March 1….the emotion is elated

Posted on: March 14th, 2016 by

 

imageimageAlina Antonio modeling the emotion "elated" for my pottery. http://atalantafugiens.tumblr.com/

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Kathy Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Glaze Journal #1b 1/26/16

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by

 

imageBlack Majolica.  Top flasho, GDC dots, green on top.  Bottom...dots on the pillow.  Green and red dots. Couch is purple GDC.  White stripes on the blanket. Jacquies pansey purple in background and bottom.  Red hair with GDC in syringe.

imageWhite Majolica. Jacquie's Pusey purple on insider on on the couch. Flasho top and in the background on the back. Top white, purple, white, red, white, salmon, white and speed with the white. Wax on top and ace back with lighter colorless .
Put wax on top and bottom of the wax resist pattern. Not sure I I should have done the wax before I did the Jacque's..
The face...I used white trailed on top no ten I made it beige later.
Waxed around the edge of the couch...was it wirth it?
From live model

imageThe flesh figures were from sketches. White majolica and the colors were done with a new model doing the same position. Waxed these figures. Brought it back and had a new mOdel and I used wax in the background. Wax resist in background. Jed GDC...it was white, light blue, to purple. (I kept the background figures light blue) Flasho inside. I waxed the top so that the colors would not go on top.

imageDraw in front of model. Black Majolica. Flasho and. Avacado jacquies. Syringe white glaze on top no then blue on top. Waxed the arm on the right side. White dots on the pillow, light green on top, red dot on top. Red hair...GDC
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Black majolica. GDC with wax revisit
Middle tile
Brushed Aftosa back brushed.
Wax resist GDC
Bottom or  left tile
Aftosa syringed
Dipped into white majolica so it covered part of the line
GDC colors
Wax on top
White majolica on top

Both of the small ones have some white on top.

Sketched in front of model

Glaze Journal 1/26/16

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by

 

Glaze Journal #1imageBlack Aftosa wax resist on the top of bare clay. Brushed the white majolica. GDC colors of yellow, salmon, lilac.  Flasho on tile 1 and 4.

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Black Majolica, wax resist in background. Yellow, orange and black, salmon maroon and black  GDC on top.

imageBlack majolica, same as above. Light green and avocado  GDC.  Strips are Jacquies ochre and Thomposon Brown orange.

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White majolica. Wax resist in the background. light, blue, lilac, purple.
Black majolica. Top flasho, GDC dots, green on top. Bottom..dots on the pillow. Green and red dots. GDC purple GDC. White strips on the blackest. Jacquies pansy purple in background on ottom. Red hair with GDE in syringe.

 

Making Clay Forms to Bring to the Model

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by

 

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image I made a variety of vase forms.  I will bring these to a figure modeling session and I will alter the forms while viewing a live model.

January 6th, I got a Grant! YEH!!!

Posted on: January 7th, 2016 by

 

I just found out that I received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. What a great way to start out the new year! For this grant, I will alter and decorate twelve large ceramic vessels where the form and imagery evoke a specific emotional expression. To capture the emotion, I will alter and draw directly on the vessels while observing live models in my studio. I will have a show of my work in my studio next February. I will also be offering a workshop of glazing from a live model next February. I will keep you updated on my blog during this process.  Come an see the beginnings of my exploration tomorrow night for First Thursday. My studio will be open on First Thursday, January 7th.

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Katherine Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.