Patty Barnett shapes clay into a tube of lipstick and glazes and fires it in a kiln to make the ceramic lipstick look real.
Materials and Tools:
under glazes: shiny black, pink, red or peach
containers to hold glazes
liquid luster (or gold or silver leaf)
1. Roll a scrap piece of clay into a long coil or snake.
2. Cut the snake a bit longer than a tube of real lipstick.
3. Let the clay dry enough to be able to carve it.
4. Shape the top, middle and bottom of the lipstick with a craft knife.
5. Let the lipstick dry to a leather hard stage.
6. Bisque-fire the lipstick in the kiln for 12 hours. Let cool. Note: Shape your ceramic lipstick in any desired size.
7. Dip the bottom of the lipstick into shiny black glaze. Dip the top into pink, red or peach glaze.
8. Glaze-fire the lipstick in the kiln. Let cool.
9. Paint the luster in the middle of the lipstick to resemble the metal part of a lipstick tube.
10. Fire the ceramic lipstick in the kiln. Let cool.