This guy turned out rather "funky" with his green face. This was a little different process for me. I used a lower fire clay & glaze, and I painted the glaze on while the clay was at the leather hard stage. Then the clay was allowed to fully harden before firing, so clay & glaze fired all at once. Now I know this works.
Now I'm wondering if I should try something like these Mexican masks next.
This is the first mask I've made in four years. He/she is in the kiln as I write this. I found a local ceramic studio that was willing to work with me on some experimental pieces. This is the leather hard stage & I put the glaze on at this stage & then let it completely dry. I'm wondering what will happen.
I have two passions in my life: the Word of God and Art. I am basically a self-taught artist, but take every opportunity to learn from others. I love acrylics and usually work in mixed media collage, but my latest experiments are with ceramic masks.