Oxide Rub Down

Sculpture has been bisque fired, and instead of glazing the piece, I have decided to apply oxides to the surface.  After a second firing, the lower portion should be dark brown/red and black depending on how much oxide is on each area.  Oxides were applied, and then rubbed away with a wet sponge to reveal texture.

Texture close upUnfortunately, I was an idiot and did not wear gloves during this process.

Hands after four washings.

After the piece has finished its run through the kilns, I will be adding hair to all of the little nodules on the top tentacle-like portions of the piece. Like hair plugs. There is an opening on each nodule where I will insert the hair I have been saving…

Here is a small example of that. You’re welcome.

Shower Harvest