Pregnant Sculpture - fired, slipped and finished

One of the most exciting things about working with clay is the transformation that occurs behind the locked kiln door. My sculpture of a pregnant figure went into the kiln a buff biscuit colour, and came out a brilliant white.

I painted on a white matt glaze, and it was bisque fired a second time (as opposed to a higher temperature stoneware firing). 

She went in a bright chalky white, and emerged a matt white glaze, with some cream showing through. This works with the form of the figure to give a calm and centered final piece.