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How To Create A Finish Like This?

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Anyone know how to create a finish like that shown in the attached picture? I'm interested in trying out sculpture, and am attracted finishes like this.

 

Specifically, I'm looking for something:

 

Very thin, so the fine detail in the piece remains.

Muted colors (but still color present)

Matte Finish

Fired--not painted. I like the permanency and durability of a fired "glaze" or finish.

 

I've made a few of my own glazes now, and they've turned out well... but they look like a typical glaze.

 

Any ideas?

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Benzine    609

Those look like oxide stains.  They were probably brushed on, then wiped off, leaving a hint of the color while accenting the details.

 

You can also do that same with underglazes and even glazes.

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Plover    0

I agree I believe you could acheive something simular with oxide stains.  maybe try airbrushing them on for a more atmoshereic look.  Could the piece in your photo be from a alternative firing techinique?... Like pit firing, or saggar firing?. 

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Brian Reed    23

It looks like oxides, or perhaps stains.  I would recommend picking up Iron oxide, Cobalt Carbonate, and perhaps some mason stains like a red, and a yellow or green.  Brush on and then wipe off.

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