Step 3, Sculpting a Unicorn

After the glazing, the kiln was fired to 2246 degrees, several hours, days later, I am able to open the kiln and what do I see, COLOR, the colors don’t mature in the porcelain until they hit these high tempuratures, but now we have lovely colors.

Opening the Kiln

Opening the Kiln

After removing the artwork I set them down back on my sculpting bench where I paint on the mother of pearl and 14k gold overglazes.

Applying the Overglazes

Applying the Overglazes

Lovely colors? you say. They are just tinted to see where you are applying them , because , guess what, they get fired in the kiln AGAIN…….

Back in the Kiln, Again......

Back in the Kiln, Again......

This time they are low fired, 1118 degrees, yes that is a low firing and then the pieces are completed, except for any mixed media which I add to dragon wings and pegasus wings, but that is another day another story…..

All Done!

Thanks for watching the Unicorn being born….

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