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The completed tile. Now safely with it’s new owner. The final firing process was great and tile n kiln behaved themselves. Thank you x Debbie x
A couple more late photos and I am going to call it a night. A few more hours tomorrow and I should have completed the wolf and tightened up the whole project . Then ready for it’s first firing!
The Clay paints are difficult to use when you are only using a couple of colours and the slightest additional over load of the paint can ruin the whole project. So slowly does it, adding a little more clay at a time and watching the project come together as it starts to come alive. Love this gentle development.
More photos tomorrow. Debbie x
So enjoying this commission, especially as it is my Power animal and my ‘aficionado’ of wolves.
Only a few stages to show you today but there will be more postings shortly.
The challenge of only using black and white glaze is testing my love of this animal. As I so want him to eventually take centre stage in the beautiful majestic moonlight. I am hoping that you will feel his vibrational energy ringing through the mountains when the tile is finally finished.
Excited to get back to it……..love Debbiex
Loved painting this little fellow! Hoping with everything crossed that when he has completed his 14 hours in the kiln that the clay paints will mature into purples and reds, highlighted with a little gold. But! nature has its way of telling you that it will do as it sees fit……………..I will post soon with the completed ‘Buddha Purple’. Chat tomorrow. Debbie x
The challenge begins!
Every pack of (12.5 kg) clay that arrives, you consider it’s challenges. Each pack of clay has it’s own animal behaviour, it’s own living soul!
Today, ‘will you ‘Mr Clay’ mirror every movement of how I handle you as you dry?’ or will my confidence over power you and my speed overcome your movement.
As you dry, stretch and shrink, please do not warp or crack…….stay still, stay quiet as I place you gently outside to dry gracefully in the sunshine.
Dry slowly ‘Mr Clay’, not too quickly!
I observe you daily, hourly as I attentively watch you change colour and shape, witnessing the sun consume all the moisture from your body, leaving nothing but the natural hardened dry earth.
‘Mr Clay’……it is time, the oven awaits you. Your destiny is now with the inferno of fire, ‘I pray you will behave!’. I will see you again in the morning when our new friendship starts again!! xx