In a rush to get product for January’s Comicon table, I spent a month building up my series of Pop Sculpture pieces. As it turned out it was completely the wrong product for a convention where teenagers buy chotskies, rather than dropping $60 on a sculpture. But it’s still work that will find a home via Etsy or the Chandler Art Walk, where I sell most of my masks. They are somewhat different from previous sculptural masks in that they were fired at a store called Marjon in Phoenix, rather than my usual haunt Mesa Arts Center. It was completely a time crunch decision (MAC wasn’t even open until the week of the convention), and Marjon only takes a few days to complete an order.
The real difference is that firing Amador (a Cone 10 clay) at Cone 5 results in a much lighter color, a sort of yellowy orange complexion. The red oxide embellishment really contrasted to the lighter clay, and as a result lines look more like “drawn” lines. Human characters more obviously resembled humans.