Three Celtic Forge Earthenware Shard Faces
These faces from Earthshards are created from natural earthen clay dug from the ground, fired to a temperature of 1900F, and hand-finished individually with natural walnut ink and metallic enhancements. Unlike similar items made from air-dry clay that is unfired and plastic-based, these earthenware faces bring the feel and complexity of hand-built artisanship to your spirit dolls and other hand-crafted items, and will last for decades. Read on! These evocative iridescent earthenware faces were made in my studio from press molds that I create in clay, then fire, from weathered old statues and monuments in historical sculpture gardens and cemeteries. The finish is called "Celtic Forge" because of the metallic patina of age and myth. Sizes range from about 1.75”-2.5" and will vary because each piece is individually crafted. I use them in many ways – for Spirit Doll faces, as closures for the journals, for mixed-media jewelry – your imagination is the only limit. Each face is made from fired unglazed clay. The Celtic Forge faces have a special wax-based iridescent finish much like Raku. They are as permanent and sturdy as ceramic tiles, small and strong. All are fired to 1800F (Cone 05). Your shard faces will be similar, but not necessarily these exact ones as each is unique. You will be purchasing three unique handcrafted faces - no two are alike. On the enhanced faces, you may request special iridescent colors such as copper or green, or a mixture. Let me know your preference when you check out, or feel free to message me with questions. I think that when you receive these, you will see a story and an inspiration in every face – I do! I invite you to send me pictures of how you use them so I can post them to my blog – earthshards.com/SHARDS - there are other photos there as well as videos of my workshops using these little pieces.