It’s reveal day for the October theme challenge… if you weren’t around for the last one, instead of a component of the month, one of the team chooses a theme and we all create something in our chosen medium. This month it was Karen from Starry Road Studio’s turn, and she chose Ravens. Here’s Karens’ original post with some fascinating history of ravens in art, story and myth.
I love ravens, it’s a subject that I’ve worked with before to create some raku pieces.
I was excited to turn the idea in to some components for jewellers. I had hoped to make a few more things, I had so many ideas including some non jewellery items, but this month has run away from me. I have plans to continue with this theme through the year though.
My first component was a pendant design. The glazes are my own recipe mixed with enamel and fired and the design is painted afterwards with china paint.
Next I went back to my raku ideas… when I made the ravens above, I wanted to make a crown for them, I never got around to it, so I thought I’d try the idea for a pendant. These are unglazed on the raven, the black is from smoke in the reduction bin, and the crown has a golden glaze.
I really liked the shape of the raven in these, so I made another without the crown and underglazed it. The tree design is done with sgraffito. I think the clear glaze on this is a bit too shiny (and a pain to photograph), but I like the effect.
And finally in with the raku firing, I made this soaring raven, he’s unglazed and embellished with silver leaf.
Hope you’ll join us in the blog hop, to see what everyone else has made for the challenge, follow the links…
Art Jewelry Elements Team:
Caroline Dewison << You are here
Our Guest Bloggers:
An Ordinary Miracle Day
The Copper Cat
The Paisley Lizard