21 February 2008

platter's progress

Hi friends,

Yesterday I worked on this large 18" platter for a special order and I thought it would be fun to chronicle the drawing and etching as it progressed and share it with you.


1. the platter is hand painted first with the main color elements in place. (note; book illustration for reference and cup of tea for encouragement).


2. I draw the design in pencil first (you might have to look closely to see the pencil markings).
The pencil markings burn out in the firing.


3. the first etch. just the basic lines of the motif are etched in.


4. starting to add the detail. notice the name stamp (on the right hand corner of the ivory rectangle has been added as well).


5.Let the circles begin! The long and tedious process of hand stippling the circles. I've drawn so many circles that I don't need a template to draw them anymore. They are all free hand. Practice makes perfect!


6. still stippling. (time to make another cup of tea!)



Ta da!
All finished...Well not really.


I will be back soon to show you some magic!

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24 comments:

Kathleen said...

This is wonderful Diana. Thanks for sharing your process. Can't wait to see it out of the kiln.

anne said...

thank you for sharing this! so lovely to see it happen. such a beautiful plate!

thealteredpage said...

Thanks for this post. It is fascinating to see what goes into your wonderful process.

Janet said...

Wow, I loved seeing this...I'm a big fan so what a woderful insight. Thank you...

alice said...

Wow, that is very impressive and I love the results! Thanks for sharing the process, it is so interesting to see what goes into these handmade pieces.

Kailla in Portland said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love my canteen vase and hope someday to add to my collection. Happy Spring.

Kerry Mosley said...

thank you so much for your generosity in showing this process. You make it look so effortlessly beautiful... the craftsmanship is wonderful.

jen said...

GOOD GOD I LOVE YOUR WORK~!

Ashley said...

you blow me away!


wow

Little Brown Sparrow said...

Thank you so much- I love posts that show the artist's progression. You inspire me to do one myself!

Cheryl Alena Bartram said...

Thank you for sharing your process, I love the little sneak peaks into your studio space as well. You are one talented lady!

Diane said...

Beautiful stuff! I love watching the work in progress. I just found you (I'm on an art blog kick today), and I must bookmark.

Julie said...

Beautiful. It's great to see how you pull compositions together.

of paper & thread said...

Thanks for sharing! It's really cool to see your process... and the plate looks gorgeous :-)

amisha said...

so incredible to see this come together step-by-step. i can't wait for the magic too :)
just out of curiousity, what do you use to do the etching? and do you fill in the etched bits with some sort of glaze?
xox

Robyn said...

Absolute magic!Loved sharing your process.....and cuppa tea.

shannon said...

Amazing. Thanks for showing a step by step! Did you now that Leonardo Da Vinci could draw perfect circles freehand?

missficklemedia.com said...

Amazing!

diana fayt said...

thanks everyone for visiting and your kind comments. it was fun to stop and take the time to chronicle the process and share it with you.

xo,
diana

3rdEyeMuse said...

facinating glimpse into your process - thank you. :)

Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing your technique - looks labor intensive but well worth it!

shash said...

cool, and gorgeous plate as usual.
thank you for the flowering quince comment—you are always a source of good info. ;-)
i'm going to have to watch this quince even more carefully when it changes to pale flowers, the pale version it puts out is not like those i see online. i think it has more petals. weird.

Mad said...

Love this. Thank you for sharing... :)

Ana Rosa said...

Hi Diana,

Thank you for sharing!!
:)