Recently at Universal Mama I auctioned off a naked yarn bowl to be glazed and decorated in whatever manner the winning bidder requested.  The bidding got pretty intense, and I am awed and humbled by the response- thank you!

I thought I would put up a pictorial of the work in progress, so here goes!

Here we have the naked yarn bowl, the drawings Katie did for the bowl (as per the customer’s request), some of my brushes and a little dish I put my underglazes in…

Here you can see my well-splattered wall behind my worktable… and the images drawn on the bowl.

This takes a vital role in the creative process!  Also you can see the white base coat has been applied to the images.

Starting to add color…

More details and color…

Here is the kitty, and I have started painting the black shadow and outlines.

Here the little manga knitter is finished, and the piece is ready to dunk into clear glaze outside,

and then I paint colored glaze inside.

Then it is put into the kiln for firing  …  and here is what came out!

I sure hope she likes it!