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a fun and easy decorative mask to make using two different colors of clay. I made these ceramic masks using red and white grog. and glazed and fired ...
Red clay White clay clay tools board plastic bag clear glaze (access to kiln, if you use ceramic clay)
I started with the red clay
I opened a large area that will become the mouth
I shaped a nose for the mask
score the clay
rub slip (very wet clay) on scoring area and attatch to mask
place mask over mounded shape, open holes for eyes
make the ears, score and slip the pieces in place on mask
be sure to make holes for hanging
place the mask on a board and wrap in plastic for several days so the clay becomes leathery.
use white clay to make eyeballs and teeth
working on the back of the mask place eyes in eyeholes and gently smear the clay so the pieces stay in place.
glaze and fire to finish mask or let air dry.
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