A few weeks ago I had a wonderful gal come into the studio to take my “Try it” class. She had done some pottery on the wheel in the past and really wanted to make a fruit bowl. She was a delight to work with because she really took her time to listen with her ears as well as listen with her fingers. She got centering down right away and in just 2 short hours she was able to make herself a big fruit bowl.

 

Please note this post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you click them and make a purchase.  This is, of course, at no cost to you, and I only share products that I use and love myself.

​While she was working on hers,I was sitting next to her on my other wheel making one too.

Normally my bowls are tall and deep but the bowls we were making this day were shallow and wide. I used my white stoneware porcelain for my bowl so I could “art it up” .

For some strange reason I just decided to go wild with underglazing this bowl

It ended up looking like a party scene.

I had no preconceived idea of what I wanted to do with this bowl. I had to start somewhere. So I swiped a big blue strip of Underglaze across the whole bowl.  inside and out. I can’t remember which blue I used but it was either Amaco Velvet Electric Blue or Amaco Velvet Medium Blue

Pottery Bowl
Then I swiped a stripe of yellow. I absolutely love this yellow, its so bright and cheery. This yellow is Amaco Velvet Intense Yellow

OK Where do I go from here?

Underglaze Bowl

Orange. This bowl was SCREAMING for Orange!   I love this bright Amaco Flame Orange, especially next to Intense Yellow!! Happy Happy Happy

Artistic Bowl

Of course, I couldn’t stop now and started splattering underglaze all over it. Now my workspace, my hands and my clothes were a splattery and colorful mess but I had a big old grin on my face.

But there was still something missing…..

Splattered Underglaze

Swirls
Swipes
Lines
And Dots

So I got out my fine line brushes, and my black underglaze and I went to town.

Bowl Ready to FireOverall the bowl made me happy to look at. After the Crazy 2020 year, this bowl brought color back into my life!!  I love being able to express myself in my art. This piece was completely different then anything I normally do. But then again, it wasnt a normal year and maybe I just needed to cut lose a bit.

Blunt Needle Tip Applicator Bottle Set


I have been wanting to add this to my art work tools for a while now. They are soft and squeezable. I am hoping at some point I will use them to draw my underglaze line but that will take some practice on my end. Meanwhile I love that I can have my favorite colors on hand to dot, scribble and use them to fill in large pools of color.
View on Amazon

Detail Paint Brush Set - 12 Fine tip brushes


I needed a bigger assortment of fine line brushes and found these to be just perfect. They hold their point and plenty of underglaze. Each brush comes with a little plastic sleeve over the bristles that help keep them sharp. The also come in a clear plastic closable bag so you can keep them all together.
View on Amazon

Round Synthetic Silk Sponges


I don’t know about you but I tend to lose my sponges. Maybe thats because one of my studio cats, Emily, is a sponge thief!  I imagine one day I will find her stash but for now I find these sponges to be well made and hold up really well!!
View on Amazon

2 Comments

  1. Loretta Smith

    That is a beautiful splash of color! Truly a party going on there! I can’t wait to see it fired!

    Reply
  2. cee

    When you applied your underglaze colors did you do 3 layers of each color? The color on the final piece looks very nice, bright and opaque. Thank you for your post! : )

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2018 All Rights Reserved. Dani Montoya ~ Unauthorized use and duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dani Montoya and Yellow Cottage Studios with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Yellow Cottage Studios is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Address

1211 N. Broadway
Poteau OK 74953

Hours - Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Call Me

918-413-2820

PRIVACY POLICY and TOS

Email Me

dani@yellowcottagestudios.com

© 2018 All Rights Reserved. Dani Montoya ~ Unauthorized use and duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dani Montoya and Yellow Cottage Studios with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Yellow Cottage Studios is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, as well as other Affiliate Advertising programs. This is a way for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Privacy Preference Center

    Can we stay in touch?

    I would love the opportunity to send you something in your email telling about new products, fun studio things, and upcoming shows.  Please allow me to come visit with you once or twice a month.

    Wonderful. You are subscribed!! I will be in touch. Thank you

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This