I STARTED Early--Took my Dog--And visited the Sea--
The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me
--Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Playing with translucents...

I love working with white and translucent clays together.  They can be a bit touchy, though.  Example:

The longer you bake, and the more you bake, the darker the translucent clay becomes.  You can get around it by baking at a lower temperature, but it affects the durability of the piece.  I guess I'll have to rethink how I put the pieces together so I can minimize the total baking time.  More views:

I put a little glass flower on the inside to help hold everything in place, as well as tie the colors together.

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