Monday 7 April 2014

Zebra Easter Egg

Turquoise zebra egg, stoneware, 30 cm in length, 15 cm in height.

Easter is just around the corner, so I wanted to show you my favourite Easter egg. I think that my love for zebra stripes and my obsession with the turquoise colour are no secret. This egg incorporates them both, so here it is, a silly turquoise zebra egg. 

I made the zebra pattern with liquid latex. I applied the latex on the bisque ware with my finger (I really hate to clean brushes). As soon as the latex got dry, I glazed the entire egg with my turquoise glaze. The latex stripes serve as a barrier so the areas with the latex on it didn’t soak the glaze. Those parts will stay unglazed. When the glaze is completely dry, I can pull the latex stripes away. It is very important to remove all the latex, because I'm pretty sure the kiln wouldn’t be happy about it.

Freshly glazed egg and removed latex stripes.

Late-night glazing.