This is a vessel made with raku clay but fired in the electric kiln at cone 06. I don’t much like the color of the clay, but I didn’t know that until I had fired the item – it was a new clay to me at the time. So I did some stripes of brown and reddish-brown on the back, and gave him some red lips as a focal point. Now he’s better looking, I think.
Sort of like a pirate with chapped lips?
Velvet underglazes and clear glaze. Made in January 2020.
And, another fine face. And I do like the accent red lips.
Thank you. I did not like the clay color and thought the face needed some help. The lips volunteered to try and I think it worked out pretty well.
He is very piratical. He also made me think of Adam and the Ants singing about a Dandy Highwayman in “Stand and Deliver”.
Well, this guy has more personality than I thought. I keep focusing on the ugly clay color and I need to think about those…ruby lips… I like the characterization of “piratical”.