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   MUG SHOTS SERIES

 

Charlie is a mug with silk-screened image of a Dachshund, named Charlie, on is surface.

  • These hand-built stoneware mugs are made to fulfill a commission by an art collector who wanted them as a memorial for her recently departed beloved pet Dachshund, George.
  • The mugs are individually constructed and photo silk-screened with various portrait images of George and the pets of other family members.
  • Supplementary enhancement of coloration is done with laters of China paints.
  • Construction sequence:
        First fired to cone 06 and again to cone 5/6.
        Layers of China paints are applied to enhance image.
        Refired to cone 015 after each layer..
        Finished by oven firing.
  • Date: 2010-2011.
  • Sizes: [To be entered]
  • Commissioned works.
  • Sold.
  • Works in progress.

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ENLARGED VIEWS

GEORGE  MUG I

 

  • Enlarged views to be entered

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CREATIVE PROCESS

GEORGE  MUG I

Charlie is a mug with silk-screened image of a Dachshund, named Charlie, on is surface.

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After firing, the piece is further embellished with enhanced coloration.

  • The piece is fired twice, first to cone 06 and then to cone 5/6.
  • The photo silk-screened image is enhanced with layers of China paints before refiring again to cone 015.

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The work is completed by enhancing coloration with multiple layers of China paints. After each layer, refiring is done.

  • The interior is coated in black glaze to seal it and make it watertight.
  • The exterior surface is finished by adding further layers of China paints, with additional refirings to cone 015.
  • Oven firing completes the work.

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ROCKY MUG

Jack Russelimage silk-screened in place on the mug face.

  • Another mug in this series is formed in a tall elongated form with dog-shaped ears for handles.
  • Underglazes are applied to the surface in the bisque state for background coloration.
  • The image of Rocky, the Jack Russell terrior pet of the grandson, is silk-screened onto a clay slab.
  • Rocky's image will then be applied to the face of the mug where it will be elaborated and enhanced by further glazing.

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Further underglazes enhances the silk-screen image.

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Meryl applying underglazes to this work.  

  • Meryl is adding coloration in the form of underglazes to this work.

    

GEORGE  MUG II

 

  • More details of creative process to be entered.

 

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