Thursday, March 26, 2009

One step closer



Here is the first bisque set of Vixen and Imp. I've learned the hard way that one bisque only tells me that it is possible to make the horse. It will take a few more before I know if the edition is feasible. But it's one step closer, and she presented enough challenges that there were times when I wondered if I would make it this far.

I usually keep the first glazed piece from each edition, but I must admit I cannot decide her color. I looked over my "first piece" collection, and realized that they are almost all tobianos and toveros. Those types of patterns take fewer sessions (either scritching or firing) to create and they present far fewer technical problems. Usually by the time I'm holding that first bisque, I'm impatient to see color on the horse and the bisques seem too precious to do a color that might seem a little dicey. I'm on the fence whether to try something crazy and time-consuming with this first one, or avoid tempting fate.

Though perhaps with all the sabinos I have currently in the works, I think my "scritching claw" might never go away long enough to paint her!

5 comments:

GWR said...

These two should look cool in glaze. Can't wait!

FireHorse Designs of Texas said...

Oh wow! I can't wait to see your Blog entries detailing the glazing process on these two!
Cheryl

~Jenn Danza~ said...

Very exciting!!! Congrats!

Becky Turner said...

hey what about making hem appy? she would look really pretty appy.. maybe make imp a little chesy snowflake and vixen and roaning chessy? just an idea!
but they both came out so good! I hope your able to do a whole edition of them both! and I second what cheryl says!
Rebecca Turner
www.solticeartstudio.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Can't wait to see them all shiny & "dressed" :-)

Thanks for sharing!