The Art of John Pierro

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face repair
face repair

This piece titled "Beacon of Hope", lost her head in the bisque fire because I forgot to poke a hole in it to vent the air. This is a close-up of the repair on her face. I was lucky and it held,even through the glaze fire. When I have to make repairs on dry sculptures, or bisque fired pieces I use paper in my clay. The paper makes the clay bond better with dry or fired clay. Something nearly impossible to do with a straight clay mixture.