Make A Self Portrait Tile With Clay
A Hunk Of Clay
Cup With Water & Scoring Tools
Self Portrait Sketch
Speedball Underglazes
Paint Brushes And Pencil
Sham Wow Towels
Art History Inspiration
Rolling Pin Or Dowel
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Roll out a slab for the base of the portrait. It should measure about: 5”x 7”
1
Place the sketch on top of the slab. Use a pencil to transfer the outline & details onto the clay.
2
Remove the sketch, the design is softly on the tile. Use a pencil to lightly carve over the lines.
Roll coils and create shapes and forms to make the portrait.
3
Try it on! If it looks good, scratch to attach with water. If it’s not looking good, try again!
Try adding details above the face. Maybe a bit behind the hair. Try it on first! Scratch to attach!
4
Use your fingers to smooth. Use a tool to create details.
5
Clean up any crumbs or snaggy bits before you paint.
6
Ceramic underglaze is a good way to add color to the clay portrait.
Carve through the underglaze to add more details and sign your name!
7
Have fun! Real Artists make mistakes. The more you practice the better you get.
Still painting!