Tag Archives: clay

Portrait Bust, Work in Progress

11 Mar

The face of this portrait bust is finished, and now I just have to sculpt the hairРno easy task for a man whose hairstyling experience is limited to 30 seconds with a comb in the morning.

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Portrait Bust: Licia

5 Mar

This portrait bust of Licia is done, unless I decide to add ornamentation to the pedestal. It’s made of pottery clay, so I’m debating whether to fire it before making the mold–which entails many hassles– or simply make a mold from the dry clay, which will likely¬†require cracking up the sculpture. I’m inclined toward the latter.

Sculpting Facial Expressions

17 Feb

In efforts to take my sculpting skills to the next level, I’m going to try to have 100 practice sessions in which I make various facial expressions. This is No. 7, so 7 down, 93 to go.

Sun Face in Progress

16 Feb

This will be the center of a sun face I’m sculpting as part of a large outdoor wall hanging. It will also have a smiling crescent moon, a harp, and cranes in flight.

I made an art nouveau-style doorknob

12 Oct

This is a door handle inspired by art nouveau / jugendstil asthetics, which I will cast in concrete or metal. It will attach to a gate or door with four to six screws.

Luv That Contrast

18 Dec

I just can’t stop making contrasting Sun-Moon pairs. Why stop? Here we have the Sun still taking things much more seriously than the Moon. I think I’ll make it a crescent moon with the tips pointing away from the Sun.

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Christmas Angel Finished

2 Dec

The clay original of my Christmas Angel broke up during the mold-making process. Plenty of time to restore and salvage it later. The trade-off of a really good working mold is very much worth it. I can crank these out by the dozen now. God help us!

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A Last, Lingering Look

18 Nov

My Christmas Angel is done. Next comes the slime, goo and possible destruction that is the mold-making process. Fingers crossed as I slime it with Vaselene, then pour on the silicone rubber.

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Worth Checking Out

12 Nov

Worth Checking Out

This one’s getting tons of hits over at eBay. Come check it out. I think it’s the sun that intrigues.
http://r.ebay.com/gikAVf
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261325989253?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Christmas Angel

10 Nov

My new Christmas Angel is coming along. I’d been putting off doing the fingers, but the basic gestures sort of came together automatically once I got started. Now it’s just a matter of fine tuning– and deciding what to put on the banner. I could go traditional with “Gloria” or “Noel”, but I also have a bit of an impulse to update the Christmas message: “Get Out Of Jail Free”.

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