Ceramics

My background is in ceramics and on occassion I try to mix my interest in clay and lettering. 
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Anagama Fired Shield Form
Built by Glenn Parks
Decorated by Amity Parks

Porcelain and Underglaze

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Detail of Anagama Fired Shield Form
Built by Glenn Parks
Decorated by Amity Parks

Porcelain and Underglaze
 
 
 

'Beasts'

Handbuilt porcelain & underglazes.
Lettering done with speedball nib.

 

Detail of 'Beasts'

Handbuilt porcelain & underglazes. 
Lettering done with pointed and flat brush.

 

'Sampler of Pendants'

Handbuilt porcelain & underglazes.
Lettering done with pointed and flat brush.

 

Bowls in various stages of
completion in the clay studio.

 

'Extra Pour'

Handbuilt earthenware, wax resist, underglazes and
glazes. Lettering done with flat brush and wax.

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Detail of 'Extra Pour'

Excerpt from a poem by Dick Hugo

 'Love is Lightning'

Handbuilt earthenware, wax resist, underglazes and
glazes. Lettering done with flat brush and wax.

 
 
Detail of 'Love is Lightning'
'lyrics from Crazy Faith' by Alison Krauss
 
 
'Love is Lightning' in progress
Lettering in wax resist, black underglaze
applied, and ready for bisque firing...
  
 
 
'Absence Platter'

Handbuilt earthenware, wax resist, underglazes
and glazes. Lettering done with pointed brush
and wax.

 
   
'Drench Tile'
Brush lettering on Helmar Porcelain
Anagama wood-fired
 
 
'This is Just to Say'

Handbuilt earthenware, wax resist, underglazes and glazes. Lettering done with flat and
pointed brushes. 
Poem by William Carlos Williams

   
 
'Little Boats'
Lettering drawn in black underglaze with a pointed brush on cone 10 helmar porcelain.
Whole piece is 6" long.
  
 
A test of scratching the letters through
the black underglaze with a needle tool to
expose the white porcelain beneath...
 
  

'Sampler of Pins'

Handbuilt porcelain & underglazes Lettering done with pointed and flat brush.