I have always been drawn to graphite and pen and ink sketches, those quick studies that precede finished work.
It is those sketches that are the inspiration for this work. Some of the images are original, some have been borrowed from vintage images collected at book sales and auctions.
I use underglaze on bisque (unglazed ceramic), in a method similar to those pen and ink sketches, adding water to the glaze to create washes, and a fine brush to create the effect of pencil drawings.
While I repeat images, each is individually rendered, so each has it’s own personality and marks that are the hallmark of hand decorated objects.