New Pallette for Kathy Maves’ Porcelain Pottery

I have really enjoyed making some decorated blue and white porcelain pottery over this winter. All the pots in this new body of work use some of the simplest, most classic, and most basic techniques and colors available in ceramics. After I make the wet pots, I use a handful of Chinese calligraphy brushes and a few sign maker brushes to paint on cobalt slip, a thinned slurry of clay colored with a little cobalt. Then, I glaze the piece with a clear glaze. For me, the result has been a playful revisiting of some of my favorite floral motifs, strong banding imagery, and a wide open hand at approaching new forms. Really fun!