My mother in law owns and runs a ceramic shop here in Redmond Oregon, While they were pouring slip into a mold everything was fine.
Then during demolding a slip of the hand left the skull destroyed, so I cut the face off removed the nasal canal and the eye sockets, sculpted a cowl. Once it had reached the bone dry state (ha ha) I carved the teeth a new to give it a better dental structure then proceeded to carve the area where Skeletor has the color change and decided it needed to be more armor like. I then burnished that armor area to give it the smooth sheen.
I painted this piece with a combination of acrylics and chalks, It now hangs on the shop walls but should be available online soon.