After I have bisque fired my ceramic torso, it takes a huge amount of steel wool and elbow grease to achieve the bronze effect I am after.
I mix bronze powder with matte varnish and paint it on my sculpture
Then I add a layer of varnish mixed with graphite powder
After it has dried, out come the face mask, the steel wool and the Marigolds; the rubbing back begins. It usually takes an entire afternoon and I go through several face masks.
But I think it is worth the effort.
All these ceramic torsos have sold, but you can commission a similar sculpture by visiting my website www.annakeiller.com