Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Wedgewood" Beads

These handmade beads are also hollow and decorated in a technique called pate sur pate, meaning clay over clay.

The body of the bead is made of colored bisque.

The decoration is made by creating a white slip and applying it with a fine-point brush.

Quite tedious.

They are fired using a bead rack holder in the kiln.

Another bead using the same technique but this time the addition of tiny white clay balls. Very tedious. I use dental tools to apply the little clay balls to the bead.

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