Greek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor

Greek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor

Greek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor

A friend of mine was cleaning out her grandmother’s storage unit and she found boxes of bisque and unbisqued slipcast ceramic. She knew ceramics is one of my hobbies and thought I would get a kick out of some partially finished vintage ware. And she hated to see it go to a landfill. So I finished these Greek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor plaques!

Two of the items were a set of Greek maidens, one lighting a fire and the other pouring water. I sort of did a “paint by numbers” approach but tried to imitate a watercolor effect with my underglazing. After the first bisque firing, I used a terra cotta colored underglaze as a wipe away stain to help accent the relief carving. Glazing was just a clear coat.

Greek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor
Beginning to lay color downGreek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor
Second and third stages: Underglaze color and wipe away stain applicationGreek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor
Just before glazing, underglaze onlyGreek Inspired Ceramic Wall Decor
After final firing

These were a fun project to make, and wondered how the original owner might have finished them. I like the effect of the stain, helping make the details of the pieces pop a bit more. Now I just need to find a place to hang them, so other’s can enjoy them, too!

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