People often ask me, "which of your arts do you love more, your ceramics or your calligraphy?" Truthfully, I am equally passionate about both of these media.When I can combine the two, it is the ultimate for me.
Here is a platter entitled "El Pescado".
This was an inspiration of the owner of Adelante, a gallery located in Carefree, AZ. She carries my brightly colored cat plates. There is lots of Mexican folk art there. Speaking some Spanish, I like using it on my artwork! The literal translation is " the cat wants,or desires, the fish.
This is piece made of porcelain, measures about fourteen inches across, and is functional as well as as decorative. Using a smooth white clay gives me a great surface on which to write.I find a brush to be the best tool when writing on clay. The style is basically Italic. My tool is a very fine, sable brush. It is more flexible than the straight edge of metal pen, which gives it a softer edge. The color is cobalt. It comes out a strong, dark blue that pleases me, and reminds me of the deeper water when looking far out in the ocean. Where else to find your pescado?