out of the shadows
|before bisque fire|
|after second firing|
In the same firing with Behind Blue Eyes, I loaded the already bisqued Shadow for its second firing. I needed to deepen the red art sigillata with some red iron oxide stain. The gray sigillata fired lighter and I wanted it to look scratchy. I removed all the stumps (these had stainless steel wires so I could remove them for ease.) I used some black engobe and let it dry. I then used a scrubbie (made with nylon netting) and gently rubbed off what I didn't want. I buffed it lightly with a t-shirt. All the stumps had details added using underglazes.
In the same firing there were some greenware jars with sgraffito work. They came out nice. So I will glaze them for a cone 6 firing next week. I have some bowls, plates and porcelain hands for that firing. After next week I will start doing more functional work and put aside the sculptural work for a while.