Ceramic bust

The process of making a ceramic head sculpture.  Beginning with a solid lump of clay, I marked indents where I wanted the features to go and then added balls of clay for the eyes as a refined the features more.

Ceramic bust progress

Ceramic bust progress

hollowing out the head

Hollowing out the head.                                                                                                                                   

                              To lighten the sculpture and prepare it for firing, I had to carve the head hollow. After it had been bisque fired, I brushed on diluted underglaze and wiped it back so it would only be a faded light colour.

 

ceramic bust completed

Ceramic bust completed

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