Black and Red Polka Dot Chameleon Jar on Striped Legs
Created by Lisa Scroggins
This lidded urn is wheel thrown in two parts from low fire white earthenware clay. The artist added the 5 hand built legs to the bottom and a hand sculpted Jackson Chameleon to the lid, paying attention to realism and meticulous detail. Once dry, the vessel is bisque fired to approx. 1850 degrees Fahrenheit. This piece is now a creamy white onto which she paints many layers of multicolored underglazes. Onto the urn Scroggins has applied 5 layers of black underglaze with red dots and blue centers. The legs are banded in black and white. On the lid she painted 5 layers of a red underglaze and a black and white checkered band atop a multicolored band. The chameleon is painted in careful detail with hundreds of dots to create color and texture. The interior is glazed blue and a clear, gloss glaze is applied over all with the exception of the chameleon. The artist choose to leave the lizard a true matte finish with a spot of gloss in the eye to create realism and contrast to the vessel. Her signature is on the bottom. The piece is kiln fired again. Limited edition of 30.