pmc over ceramic faces by Sarajane Helm“Good morning to you! Good morning to you–we’re all in our places, with bright shiny faces. Is that any way to start out the day?” or so we sang it in Camp Fire Girls when I went to summer camp. The singing and being in the woods were my favorite parts. Crafts were ok there, but honestly I had better projects going on at home…and I’m glad that I still do. So, in an update of the age old story of “what I did on my summer vacation”, here’s some goodies from the last couple of weeks.

I’m still in face mode, and I have been doing a lot of ceramic faces, as well as using silver and bronze clay both in their solid clay form and as slip applied over bisque fired ceramic faces. They are fired again after 6 or seven layers of slip are applied, and then they get a brisk application of the wire brush to get them gleaming.

Here’s a pic of the “before” so that you can see the difference the wire brush makes!

Here’s the most recent batch of ceramic faces that are glazed. Now I’m working on polymer clay faces and of course, more of these! I really like how the flowers turned out as well. I’m looking forward to using what I’ve learned when my ceramics 3 class starts up in the fall, and till then, there’s lots more to do here at home..and maybe we can get a trip to the woods into our summer lineup too!

shiny faces before using the wire brush