Make a clay mask by tracing and cutting a face shape out of a clay slab and adding the appropriate facial features. The length of this project varies depending on the level of detail you add to the mask. You need paper, a pencil, clay, slip, scoring and texture tools, stain, a sponge, a knife, and a kiln.Continue Reading
Decide how you want your mask to look. Draw the shape of the mask on a sheet of paper. Draw the features – two eyes, a nose and a mouth – on another sheet of paper. Cut the shapes out.
Lay the template on a slab of clay. Use the knife to cut out the shapes.
Score the underside of the facial features with a crosshatch pattern using scoring tools, such as plastic utensils. This enables you to attach the features to the face. Apply a layer of slip to the bottom of the features, and gently press it into place. Use texture tools to apply decorative designs and lines in the mask.
Place the mask in a kiln, and fire it until the clay hardens. Apply the stain using a sponge. Make sure that the stain gets into all the crevices and lines. Allow the stain to dry.
To make a pyramid out of clay, trim and score a clay block into a pyramid, dry it, apply texturizer, and paint the pyramid. This project days several days. The supplies you need are modeling clay, Styrofoam trays, a knife, a toothpick, modeling paint, texturizer and artist's brushes.Full Answer >
Make people out of clay pots by collecting various sizes to form the body, head and limbs of the figure, then cutting holes in the bottoms of the pots and stringing them together with rope or wire. Finish by painting faces and clothing on the exterior of the pots.Full Answer >
Georgia O'Keefe worked with several art mediums: oil paint, watercolor, pencil, charcoal and clay. She is best known for her close-up paintings of flowers, bones and landscapes. Some of her popular works include "Oriental Poppies," "Black Iris" and "Cow's Skull with Calico Roses."Full Answer >
Clay is hardened traditionally by firing it in a kiln, a special oven that heats clay from all sides at high temperatures simultaneously. However, there are also special formula clays available that self-harden without heat or that can be heated in an oven.Full Answer >