Thursday, August 17, 2017


I may have mentioned once or twice that I rarely finish an art piece,
especially my clay demos.
But this last school year I used this mask that I made a few years back
 to demonstrate how to apply the metallic oxides.
The kids have four to choose from:
Red Iron (the brownish one),
Rutile (the pumpkin color),
Cobalt Carbonate (blue-black),
and Chrome Carbonate (greenish).
For some weird reason the Chrome rubs off,
even after being high fired to 2150 degrees (Cone 5),
but I've found that if I brush the Cobalt over top of it,
then sponge the two off together it doesn't rub off
 and I end up with a wonderful turquoise-ish shade. 
Love it!

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