Artisan Sampler of Five Faces, Three Celtic Forge finish, Two Rune and Relic finish
These faces from Earthshards are created from natural earthen clay dug from the ground, fired to a temperature of 1800F, 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! This is an Artisan Sampler with three Celtic Forge (metallic) finished faces and two with Rune and Relic finish. 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. 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 earthenware clay. The Rune and Relic finish is achieved with walnut ink. The Celtic Forge faces have a special wax-based iridescent finish much like Raku. They are as permanent and sturdy as tile clay, 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 five unique handcrafted faces - no two are alike. 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.