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In Topic: Please Help With Glazing For A Newbie

17 February 2016 - 10:41 AM

I used Creaton 246, fire range 1000-1280 degrees. I bought it in the same shop that fired the statues.


I was talking about armatures because I made them to hold on a vertical body while working on it. When it was leather dry I cut the statue, removed the wire and reassembled the statue back. 


I used the term terracotta because that's what it means in Italian, fired earth/clay. I suppose that's also called bisque, the first time something comes out of the kiln.  :)

In Topic: Please Help With Glazing For A Newbie

17 February 2016 - 10:35 AM

thank you all for the answers!

I dont know what glaze I will use yet. My statues are either full body statues (nudes) or heads. Im not going to start with one color for the lips and another for the hair or eyes, if you know what I mean. I just want to cover the bisque version with a +/- uniform color and a medium glaze (not too shiny), just to see a different look. A bit of a pale color cheers them up, the bisque statues that I got fired till now look a bit too chalky. I love the look of pottery, I just dont make pots (for a number of reasons). Besides, I love modeling clay and creating body volumes. Any comment on this?