I'm having a great time in the studio making slab built containers, vases and tableware. These pieces are made by finding textures such as doilies, lace and crochet samples to roll into the wet surface. I don't have a slab roller (yet) but find my thrift store rolling pin works great! After a bisque fire the surface is rubbed with oxide stains before getting a covercoat of clear glaze. Here are some examples before they get their final glaze firing.
I have been working on these sketches for awhile. This one is for the Aurora Series, a group of paintings based on the archetypal images of the Sacred Feminine found in Grimm's and other common fairy tales. This image is from Sleeping Beauty, and envisions Night (Maleficent the Witch) as the Unseen Mother of the Dawn (the Aurora of Sleeping Beauty).