Monday, April 9, 2018

Heads and Faces

Our winter had stretches of dreary, cold days (not that unusual) and I just couldn't bring myself to do much else besides make weird things out of clay.  I've been making tumblers, vases, and mugs, but I've had a hankering to get back to my sculptural roots lately.  So this year I'm focusing more on funny little characters...
He looks kind of big here, right?
(He's still new and wet.)

He is not.
 I started to play around with oxides and stains to add color and highlight the gnarly textures these quick studies had.  Most of these are experiments and maybe I'm not done with them yet...but here are some more from that first little batch: 
More before pics.

Dunked in yellow salt glaze.

Manganese wash.

Rutile wash.

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