During the last few days I have been finishing off a recent body cast commission. I first wrote a post about it a few days ago here. The client wanted a smoke fired sculpture of herself to present to her husband as a gift on their anniversary. She asked for grey, brown and green hues and I have been experimenting to get it right.
The first ceramic torso was glazed with a matte white brush-on glaze from Botz with a little bit of manganese oxide added. I then smoke fired it in my trusty dustbins.
This torso was also glazed with a matte white glaze, but I added copper as well as manganese oxide. It is smoke fired.
I wonder which torso she will choose.
The ceramic torsos are based on a plaster body cast I made during her first visit to my studio. This is how it is done.
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