Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dia de los Muertos

I realize it might seem a bit early to be talking about Day of the Dead but I am working on a piece for an upcoming show at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. They gave approximately 30 artists a ceramic scull and asked us to turn it into a work of art. I decided to use under glazes on my piece and fire it again in the kiln. The pictures I am posting are the work in progress. I forgot to take some of it bare... oops... so this is it with the under glazes painted on. It is not yet fired so it will appear dull in color now, but after it is fired will be bright and shiny. I am also planning to create some flowers out of clay and after they are fired I will attached them to the crown of the head. Check back to see how it turns out! The show opens at the museum on Sept. 17th.