Sunday, May 8, 2011

Small Ceramic Box by SquealWithDelight on Etsy

     Listed another Small Ceramic Box today on my Things to Make you Squeal with Delight Etsy store. This unique little box was hand-formed using a porcelain clay body. First, I formed a solid rectangle out of the clay and let it stiffen a little; then, I hollowed out the box with a wire tool. The clay which was carved out of the inside of the box was then shaped into the lid. The box was then bisqued, rubbed with a red iron oxide wash, and finally low fired to cone 04. The whole box is covered in red iron oxide and rubbed almost away in some places giving the box an aged, used look with a watercolor-type-effect. The color ranges from pale red (where thin) to a deep rusty red (where thick). It is stamped with the number 50 in the corner of the lid.

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