Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Bells with Speckled Clay
bells. Although this clay looks red now, it will fire to a light tan with tiny speckles in it. I've pressed leaves into the clay bells and stained them. A flat triangular piece will hang down below the bell interior and act as a sail to catch the wind and make the bell ring in light breezes.
Although I was originally planning on using a wood clapper in the interior, one person said since the diameter of the bell isn't overly large a ceramic bead would do just fine. They also said a ceramic bead will make a nicer ring than a wooden bead. So I'll give that a try too. I'll also check my bead supply drawer and see if I have any beads I can use with the bells, like glass or others. I plan to put a clear glaze over these so the natural color of the clay shows through. Back to the studio. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.