veronica cay

mother courage – in progress 2

 

 

 

Progress on mother courage is going reasonably well.  I have finished  ‘six babies’ which fit snugly into her wings – currently lined with plastic – to stop the new wet clay from seeping through into the dry clay (hopefully).  I think most of the coconut fibre texture which is packed around the babies and their heads will burn out in firing.  To replicate this I think I will be able to make a slip from ‘air-hardening clay’ and more coconut fibre and just top it up to finish off the piece.  After firing I will probably finish with a mixture of ceramic stain and acrylic paint.  Time will tell 🙂  
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2 comments

  1. Thanks Tim – appreciate your encouragement – I do work hard but that as we all know is only part of the equation – lots of other factors go into the pot 🙂

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