My favorite part of being an artist is coming up with new designs for the summer markets. I seem to be fascinated with cats this year.
Here is the process of one new design.
I run my clay through the pasta machine at the thickest setting then lay my template on top. I run the brayer over the template so I can see the image on the clay.
Next is to place brass wire into the first layer so the neck will be reinforced.
Next is the 2nd layer
Next I lay my canework on top of these 2.
The template goes back on and the cat is cut out.
Now she just needs eyes, cheeks, nose and tail.
Here are 2 all ready for the oven.
Once cured these little pendants will be sanded from 1500-12000 grit to give them a nice glossy finish.