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Paul Tarlow
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new work - the hand

Postby Paul Tarlow » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:20 am

Something new from the kiln. Though small (10" x 7") this piece is somewhat of a big deal for me -- this is the first piece I've done where the technique and style is something that I enjoy enough (both creating and looking at) to start building that ever elusive "cohesive body of work" :)

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Postby Claudia Whitten » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:32 am

Good Job Paul,
I like the look, and I can see the fun you would have working with this technique. Enjoy the journey...........Claudia

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Postby Alecia Helton » Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:04 am

Paul,

I like it a lot. I can see I am going to have to make the drive from Dallas to Austin to take your powder classes.

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Postby Kathie Karancz » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:33 pm

Paul: very COOL!!!!
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Postby scooter riegelsperger » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:59 pm

TOO KEWL, Paul. Looks like you spent some time in the sandblaster.
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Postby Nikki ONeill » Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:07 pm

Paul:
The style is unique...have fun with it. Looks like something that could develop in many ways, too. I especially like the directional movement in the background.
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Postby daffodildeb » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:22 am

scooterr309--where in Houston are you? I'm on Lake Conroe.
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Postby scooter riegelsperger » Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:01 am

Daffodil Deb,
My shop is in SW Houston, but I live in Richmond. Y'all come on by anytime & set fer a spell.
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Postby Rebecca M. » Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:42 pm

Paul, I've looked at this piece several times since you posted it. You're right it's wonderful to look at. The colors in the background and the shapes made by where the colors aren't are super. The hand keeps doing different things. That may sound strange, but hopefully not. Sometimes it says 'Hey!' and sometimes to my eyes it's reaching to touch the background. Lovely piece.

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Re: new work - the hand

Postby Bert Weiss » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:14 am

Paul Tarlow wrote:Something new from the kiln. Though small (10" x 7") this piece is somewhat of a big deal for me -- this is the first piece I've done where the technique and style is something that I enjoy enough (both creating and looking at) to start building that ever elusive "cohesive body of work" - Paul


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Postby daffodildeb » Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:01 am

Can you talk a little bit about your technique? I know sandblasting has been mentioned, but I'm stumped about the rest.

One way or t'other, it is an evocative piece. Would love to see more!
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Postby Paul Tarlow » Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:22 am

daffodildeb wrote:Can you talk a little bit about your technique? I know sandblasting has been mentioned, but I'm stumped about the rest.

One way or t'other, it is an evocative piece. Would love to see more!


The "generic" process is:

1) Apply a thin layer of color to a sheet of glass. This is typically mica, glass powders, or enamels. Thinking about it, it could even be a devitrification if you could persuade it to appear the way you want it to.

2) Mask (cover) the areas where you want the color to remain. There are many "resists" people use for masking -- ranging from materials that are like rubber contact paper intended for this purpose to tape and objects glued to the glass surface. The key here is that the resist must be able to stand up to the blasting.

3) blast away the thin color layer that is not protected by the resist

4) (optionally) refire the piece to restore the smooth shine to the blasted area

Once you start looking at the variables you quickly realize that the palette of possibilities is genuinely endless.

- Paul

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Postby daffodildeb » Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:57 pm

Thanks for the explanation. Makes it even more enjoyable to view!
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Paul' s new work

Postby Bonita (Nita) Crawford » Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:33 pm

Paul,

I've liked all your work I've been privileged to see. The icing on the
cake is this bold new departure. Love it. You go, guy!!

Nita

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Postby GatorGirl » Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:36 am

I am inexperienced with mica powders but I´ve read that they do not show up well on a clear or light background. Are these colors just frit powders? They are truely vibrant! Did you use an airbrush to apply and blend the colors somewhat? I love the work! It is inspirational!
Thanks,
Kim

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Postby Paul Tarlow » Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:50 pm

GatorGirl wrote:I am inexperienced with mica powders but I´ve read that they do not show up well on a clear or light background. Are these colors just frit powders? They are truely vibrant! Did you use an airbrush to apply and blend the colors somewhat? I love the work! It is inspirational!
Thanks,
Kim


Thanks Kim.

The vibrant colors are Thompson Enamels. There are many ways to apply (including with an airbrush) -- for this piece they were sifted onto the glass.

You are correct that micas do not show up well on clear glass -- though you can create some nice -- but subtle -- effects.

- Paul
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Postby GatorGirl » Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:13 am

Thanks for the information Paul. I´m going to have to give it a try one of these days because the result is just beautiful!


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