Since I have three cats you'd think I'd have made a cat sculpture before now. When I first started working in clay I made a couple of cat masks, but those are long gone. This is Boris the Cat; he's about ten inches tall. I decided to use a name starting with B since my three cats have names which start with a B. Hope he makes it through the firing, especially the whiskers. If the whiskers do make it I'm now wondering how I would transport or pack him? I never think of these things in advance I just make the piece. I going to leave him natural clay. It was getting dark and the lighting isn't that good, but I have painted some red clay stripes over the natural tan clay. I gave him a purple collar and some yellow eyes. I already have some ideas on how to improve the making; but the first attempt is always so much fun and the greatest challenge to me.
I have a couple of shows coming up so I've been trying to get ahead on my making. Here's a large vine bowl and four smaller vine bowls below. I also made daisy textured bowls, then vine and daisy textured trays and some butter dishes. I've been using a small dowel to press the edges of the bowls and they're coming out a lot smoother and more even than the edges of the thick plates I made.
Here are some mini tiles I starting making with left over clay pieces. These are about 1.5 inches square.
I also made a few more pendants.
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