Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bronze Clay Bangle Bracelet

The carved bronze clay bangle, fresh out of the kiln. This is the most vivid color I've had from my clay and charcoal. Did it take several runs to get the charcoal conditioned? Or was it that I fished the bangle out hot, resubmerged, then quenched in water? The color seemed to come up as I dried it. It's more blue and less fluorescent orange than it looks in these photos of both sides.

In any case, the patina is rather fragile for a bangle, so I will be giving a bit of a polish to the piece. Stay tuned.