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.
Beginning to lay color down
Second and third stages: Underglaze color and wipe away stain application
Just before glazing, underglaze only
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!