Nativity Scene Craft Need following: 2 small terra-cotta pots, 1 small terra-cotta saucer, Acrylic paint, Fine-point marker, 3 wooden knobs, one smaller than the others, Tacky glue, Fabric, Embroidery floss, Raffia
Touchstones by ceramic artist Jill Solomon saggar firing. In this process, terra sigillata (a fine-particled liquid clay) is applied to the surface of each piece. The piece is then placed in the kiln in a closed container (the saggar) and surrounded with combustible materials such as seaweed and sawdust. During the firing, these organic materials fume onto the clay. This process provides a richness of design and color which enhances the simplicity of the basic forms.
470 BCE. Etruscan, painted fired terra cotta tomb wall decoration. The young female lyre-player walks in sandals tied around ankles, holding her instrument by a cloth strap attached to her left wrist, she strums it with a plectron in her right hand. Red, blue-black, and surface green on white ground. MFA.