Earthy Concepts and Courtyard Art Glaze colors and abstract human forms give this art bowl gallery distinction. Form the human figure from clay and express your inner artist!
- Break off chunk of clay about the size of a large grapefruit. Knead in hands to solidify and roughly form an oval. Place bottom half of bowl on oval clay and angle to a nice display position. Roughly hand-sculpt a squatting figure from the oval (figure will be about 5-6” long x 3” high). Figure is supposed to be more impressionistic than realistic. When sculpture is damp yet sturdy, carve hole from bottom of base and hollow form as much as possible. Make air holes in various parts of figure to allow for quicker drying and eliminating possible breaking during firing. Lightly press bowl onto figure for stability and to check fit. Separate pieces and let figure dry thoroughly.
- Bisque fire figure to shelf cone 04.
- Trace running man pattern inside bowl with carbon paper. Evenly space and trace two more figures on inside of bowl. Apply 3 good coats of Black to man with No. 6 Round brush. Let dry after each coat.
- Use Fan Glaze brush with Black to create a roughly shaped, sweeping brushstroke between each man. Apply 2 additional coats (let dry after each coat). Also create sweeping brushstrokes around outside of bowl. Let dry.
- Use Glaze brush to apply 3 coats of Saddle Clove to each piece. While glaze is still wet, streak some Iron Ore randomly in and around bowl. Let dry after each coat.
- Glaze fire separated pieces to shelf cone 06.
- To display, rest bowl at an angle on figure.