Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Celebrating a project completed!!

I know a few posts ago I said that the very next post would be about my new pots....well here's something that I just have to show off before I get my pots photographed.

It's a commission that has been a very long time in the works, more months than I'd like to count, actually. I was tasked to create one section of a 3 piece panel that depicts a reclining soldier. With only a copy from a page of a 1902 American Encaustic Tile Company catalogue, and the original 2 sections of the panel to work from, I had to carve the head section of the soldier 11 percent larger than the finished piece needed to be. Check out my first post about it HERE. My second post HERE.

Well, after getting the tiles out of the bisque and cut and ready to glaze, I realized that I still needed to match the glaze. That took 5 alterations of materials, but I must say, I'm very pleased with the results.

Ready for it?

The full panel with my recreation of the head section.

I'm very pleased! Now, onto my next carving commission....3 singing frogs!

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Blogger Brian said...

Excellent job! Getting the folds and spear to line up and the shrinkage right would drive me insane. Great match on the glaze too.

February 10, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Thanks Brian! Nice to have you stop by and take a look!

February 10, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger laura weant johnson said...

you amaze me--truly beautiful!!!

February 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Thanks Laura! I'm a fan of your work, too!

February 11, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

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