Title of Work: Émaux (also called Émail) Ombrant+Lithophane Women’s March for America
This technique invented in France by the Rubellas Pottery factory in the mid 19th century is called “émaux ombrant, also called émail ombrant, meaning “enamel shadows”. The negative transparency of shadows, makes the image. It is related to lithophanes I carved in plaster of the women’s March.The little girls and their supportive parents inspired me.
Date of work: November 5, 2017
size: plate is 8.25” x 8.25” x 1”
size: lithophane test is 4” x 4” x .125”
Materials: plate is porcelain clay, plaster mold carved as a low bas-relief image used as a press mold, cone 6, underglaze, mixed Amaco celadon glazes.
Lithophane test is translucent porcelain slip, cone 6 – no glaze.