Here you have the story of the cylinder figurines, from the Art Camp Claudia McGill.
They first appear as slabs turned into cylinders, and then they are given faces, of a sort.
You can see them in this picture on the kiln shelf, just bisque-fired.
I wanted to keep their faces clear but add some liveliness to them so that they would not look ghostly. I gave them colorful “outfits” using Velvet underglazes and some sgraffito, in which I used a pointed tool to scrape into underlying layers of color to make contrasting lines.
Here are some details of their “clothing”:
And here they are, themselves!