Ruby Lips Pothead

This is a vessel made with raku clay but fired in the electric kiln at cone 06. I don’t much like the color of the clay, but I didn’t know that until I had fired the item – it was a new clay to me at the time. So I did some stripes of brown and reddish-brown on the back, and gave him some red lips as a focal point. Now he’s better looking, I think.

Sort of like a pirate with chapped lips?

Velvet underglazes and clear glaze. Made in January 2020.

4 thoughts on “Ruby Lips Pothead

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I did not like the clay color and thought the face needed some help. The lips volunteered to try and I think it worked out pretty well.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Well, this guy has more personality than I thought. I keep focusing on the ugly clay color and I need to think about those…ruby lips… I like the characterization of “piratical”.

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