it was back in april 2010 i was reading the ceramics monthly article about karen swyler. love her work. her forms are elegant, light and beautiful, i also think her work is quiet stylish. i can see having her work in my home someday. but she talked about her method of resist she uses for her crisp lines. she uses automotive detail tape and painters tape. i started using the painters tape on all of my altered/darted vessels. i also used alot of wax resist as well. and i searched for what was called 'automotive detail tape' in CM. and couldnt find it. about a year had gone by and the article popped into my head when i was trying to figure out the fine line i wanted going through my line one (set of 3). i talked my way into finding what i think they were talking about... vinal pinstriping. you know the tiny lines going down the side of cars... well, it worked great. and i have continues to work with it. its great! i went into napa auto parts the other day to stock up for china, got talking to the man about what i was doing with it, blv me he was really confused originally, and i bought him out of all the 1/8 in and then he pointed me into the direction of 'multistripes'. i figured, hey why not. i see quiet a bit of possibilities ahead with this stuff! how exciting!
heres a sneak peak...