By Barbara Drake Boehm

This pleasant publication describes and illustrates the Metropolitan Museum’s number of approximately forty illuminations from Italian choral manuscripts. Representing the paintings of Gothic and Renaissance masters either celebrated and nameless, those important work in miniature---with their compelling narrative, great colour, and shining gold---bear witness to extraordinary aesthetic accomplishment. The choir books they remove darkness from are a wealthy resource of knowledge concerning the improvement of chant, whose unforeseen transcendent tonalities have abiding allure at the present time. additionally they function fundamental assets for the examine of the lives of non secular groups and of the philosophy and religion that infused medieval Europe, supplying a glimpse of Italy on the sunrise of the Renaissance.

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You can use rubber stamps with letters to add your name if you like (fig. 6). Let dry and fire. (6) Add letters. 8. Using an underglaze, paint the inside and outside of the pot. If you’d like, use a small, damp sponge to remove some glaze and expose the texture (fig. 7). (7) Add the glaze. 9. To make it food safe, glaze with a clear, food-safe glaze and fire again. KEEP GOING! • Make a set of Japanese-style teacups for your home, personalized with each family member’s name. • Make three different-size pots that can fit or nest inside each other.

Wire cutters and round wire pliers. 2. Assortment of beads, including small, medium, and seed style. 3. Waxed linen thread and memory wire. 4. Felt with adhesive backing for backing pins. 5. Surgical steel ear wires and jump rings. 6. Assortment of colorful papers and laminating sheets. 7. Colored pencils and card stock. 8. Clear liquid glue and glue sticks. I recommend UHU glue sticks as they last a long time and work extremely well. 9. 5 cm) circle punch for making earring shapes. 10. Dimensional glue for adding accents and texture.

Coat with the final clear glaze and fire again (fig. 9). (9) Finish the tiles. Keep Going! The texture tools you make need not be limited to rolling tubes. They can be squares or any shape you can think up. Remember: If you choose to carve words or numbers in your tool, they must be created in reverse! Make some tiles for your bathroom or kitchen wall. MEET THE ARTIST: MEGAN BOGONOVICH Megan Bogonovich’s work often has repeated patterns and textural details beyond what you can imagine. Each of her sculptures and the functional ware she makes demands different tools, so she makes them as she goes along.

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