Monday, March 22, 2010

glazing fun

I've been having lots of fun lately glazing my little faces in as many colors and textures as possible. I feel like I FINALLY have enough!

So now I am busy making earrings from my little friends. Click on a photo of earrings below to go to my etsy shop and read more about them.

Monday, March 1, 2010

ceramic faces




Last month I got a new kiln - the Paragon Quickfire 6 and ever since I have been working at creating more ceramic faces to use in jewelry making. 

It's just a small kiln - 6" by 6" interior but that is perfect for my jewelry making - easy to fill for a firing so I can fire more often and it is FAST - 1 hour and 40 minutes for a bisque fire and less than 30 minutes for a glaze fire. I'm excited about making many, many, MANY pairs of faces of all colors and glaze textures to use in earrings. What I think is so neat is that even though I am trying to make the faces come out of my push mold as uniform as possible still they each end up being individuals - one is more oriental, one more negroid, one more caucasian, one happy, one sad, one more introspective, one very serious, one old, one a child, one might even be a man, another definitely a beautiful woman. It is so much fun to play with the different glazes - some aren't turning out how I imagined from the photos in the catalogs but I am getting many happy accidents.