Watch this video documenting the process of making a Ganesha sculpture with real gold ornaments and Swarovski crystals.
The Ganesha sculpture is modelled by hand with a high quality white stoneware clay. After careful drying time it is fired in my kiln.
Glazing and Second Firing
I use real 23 carat gold for my ceramics. This gold comes in a chemically processed and very toxic liquid form.
I have to apply this liquid gold very carefully with a brush to the surface. Here I am with with my special protective outfit!
Swarovski crystal application
Finally, in order to protect all surfaces that have not been glazed, I apply a liquid wax layer with a brush.