Well, the slips didn't come out of the bisque with much color. And there were some cracks around the base of the handles. I applied some Bisque Fix there, and it's drying, and will be sanded down soon.
This pot is purely decorative, and I could paint it again with acrylics, so the red iron could look a bit more orange. And I could darken the black copper slip also...make it real black.
But again, I hesitate. I kind of like the rough coloration. I might just put some wax on this little gal, bird on nest.
What do you think?
I enjoyed the task of making this jug by hand, with slab coils for the body, head, tail and nest. I admit the handle is extruded. Slip decoration is red iron oxide and black copper oxide, both mixed with the same white clay body (Little Loafers clay from Highwater).
The painted design is just a whimsey, and not meant to replicate any exact designs of Mesoamericans. I just wanted to get the feel that the painted slip designs have.