4 thoughts on “gravitas lost

  1. Yes I can see what you mean – I hadn’t thought about it looking like something other than clay. I have deliberately left this head ‘raw’ looking no smoothing out or ‘finishing’ the head in any way – I applied the black stain while the clay was still damp – not quite leather hard – so that it was almost absorbed into the clay and didn’t try to wash/wipe off any of it. There is also some terracotta clay smeared on top of the white clay head. Once fired to 1100 degrees.

  2. thanks Patti – I am trying to make more of a feature of the incomplete surface – for me it might be a way of revealing more of what simmers away beneath – or perhaps allowing the soul to breathe !

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