Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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Disaster in the kiln!

The back of Louis' head has come away - broken in three pieces after firing in the kiln (to set the oxides applied). My own fault  - as although the inside of the head is hollow, I did not prick holes in the back of the scalp where thick clay was applied later. Warning to would-be ceramicists: hollow out and prick - don't make the same mistake as me. The front looks good, and I think I'll be able to stick the broken pieces onto the head with araldite. It could have been worse.

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Jo on 07 March 2014 00:49
Poor Louis or rather, his broken head. Thanks for the warning and hope your salvation efforts are successful.
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Marcia on 07 March 2014 14:47
Thanks for your comment, Jo. One lives and learns. I'm currently working on something very interesting - I'll show it on the blog.

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