Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. Alice Walker
I guess I am not living frugally enough. I expected a whole different surface on this face. I was hoping that the rough glaze would complement the roughness of the fast clay “sketch”. The test of this crawl glaze broke into discrete rectangular-ish shapes. The glaze on this head kind of crawled in some places, but not the dry, flaky way I thought it would. I used an Alisa Clausen glaze – 50% any commercial green glaze (I used a matte green) and 50% magnesium.
I’m thinking that I didn’t apply it thickly enough, because it is noted in the glaze recipe that it has to be applied thickly, but even in the thick parts it’s more interesting but it didn’t crawl like the test did. Here’s a close-up.
As I was driving home from the studio, I started wondering if I might not have mixed it well enough and that is why it looks more glazey and not dry. I only made a small amount. I wonder if I fire it again if it will crawl or if the crawl ship has sailed. But I have a lot of heads to work on so this one will be set aside for now. I’m movin’ on to the next one.