Three Rune and Relic Earthenware 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! By request, here is an assortment of three fired earthenware faces in the Rune and Relic finish for Spirit Boxes and dolls as well as jewelry and other adornments. The faces look like artifacts that are centuries old. The finish is a combination of walnut inks and other aging inks that are infused into the surface of the clay. These evocative fired 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. I use them in many ways – for Spirit Doll and Boxes, as closures for journals, for mixed-media jewelry – your imagination is the only limit. Each face is made from fired earthenware clay. They are as permanent and sturdy as ceramic tile, 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 receive three faces, individually wrapped and signed. 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.