Ceramic Black and White Carved Fish
This piece was created from two slabs of clay which were assembled and made into a cylinder. It was rotated around while evenly being pushed from the inside out creating its final form.
An outline of the fish was carved away as well as the background so that the fish itself was raised.
When dry, the piece is bisque fired to its maturing temperature, cone 04.
A light wash of black underglaze was applied. It was then wiped down leaving areas of black that was absorbed into the clay.
A coat of clear transparent glaze was applied following the final firing.
This claybody does have some resemblance to that of porcelain.
Ceramic Black and White Fish - Carved
Ceramic, cone 04, underglaze, glaze
2.5" x 3.5"
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