Anyone Can Fly

 

Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1353 8" x 10" canvas
Color
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-25 Crackerjack Brown
  • SG-401 Black
  • SG-402 White
  • S-2101 Clear Glaze 

Decorating Accessories

  • SL-441 Spots
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • 2" Foam Roller
  • Ruler
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Download: Pattern

 

361.Anyone Can Fly
Designer: Marcia Roullard
 
 

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. With a pencil, trace on the pattern using AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper to the center of the tray, using a ruler to mark the edges.
  3. Brush two thin, even, coats of SC-25 Crackerjack Brown to the skin of the girl with CB-404 Pointed Round.
  4. Brush the hair with two, thin, even coats of SC-15 Tuxedo with CB-404 Ponted Round and CB-110 Liner.
  5. Brush SC-11 Blue Yonder using CB-106 Script Liner, around the lettering "Anyone can FLy", and the girl, follow the shape of the girl and the letters with your brushstrokes. Do not add water to the color, apply evenly. Apply two coats, on the second coat, apply SC-31 The Blues in the shadow areas.
  6. Hold a piece of paper against the borders, hold the SL-441 Spots Stencil on the bisque, roll gently over with the 2" roller, SC-11 BLue Yonder, add SC-31 THe Blues to the roller and roll once over before removing the stencil. Do all the borders.
  7. Use SG-402 White to fill in the stars.
  8. Outline everything with SG-401 Black, apply the lettering "all you gotta do is try" with the SG-401 Black.  Hold the ruler against the frame for a straight edge, use SG-401 Black to run a line on the borders. The artist's name Faith Ringgold is lettered in Black on the side of the canvas.
  9. Apply two coats of S-2101 Clear with CB-604 Soft Fan.
  10. Fire to cone 06.

 

As March is Women's History Month, Marcia created this peice from inspiration from Faith Ringgold. Born on October 8, 1930, in Harlem, New York, Faith Ringgold is an African American artist, speaker and activist. She is very well known for her narrative quilts. In the 60's, Ringgold's work showed the female point-of-view of the civil rights movement. Beginning her quilted artworks in the 80's, Ringgold quilted her stories in order to be heard. Faith Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards including 22 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees.1

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1 http://www.faithringgold.com/ringgold/bio.htm

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