Its been years since I did any work with clay. High school in fact. And back then I didn't think I really enjoyed sculpting.
Well, I tried it again a little while ago and I LOVE it.
This little pig bowl was my first foray into the world of pottery. He's called a cowpig cause that's what a friend called him when she saw the colour. Ok, so I got the holstein patches on a pig, ok, I stuffed that up... but he's still darn cute.
I picked aqua blue for the inside cause pink would just be wrong... and disturbing... plus I love aqua.. The idea is that its a little bowl I can plonk bracelets or such in. For now its sitting on the air conditioner (which is a floor model) in the living room where I can see it every time I walk past.
Love his little face...
And his little tail!
Next I made some little critters. I made a chicken, two bandicoots and a wombat. The chicken is not here, neither is one of the bandicoots, but the other two are.
Let me introduce the brown bandicoot and the common wombat.
I gave the little bandicoot a copper wire tail.
I'm loving this. Both the building up and the carving out. I want to buy a slab of this paper clay and make a ton more stuff.
The paper clay is clay mixed with paper pulp. It dries completely white and is easy to work with. I then take it to a place in Hobart to have it fired, paint (glaze) it with the right paints and have it refired.
I'll get onto that soon as I find some time...
After the huge garage sale at the end of October. After moving the grooming room to the storage room.
When I find time.