New Cats for 2016

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.

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First lay of clay with template

Next is to place brass wire into the first layer so the neck will be reinforced.

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Brass wire embedded

Next is the 2nd layer

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Layers waiting for canework

 

Next I lay my canework on top of these 2.

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Three layers of clay

The template goes back on and the cat is cut out.

 

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Almost done

Now she just needs eyes, cheeks, nose and tail.

Here are 2 all ready for the oven.

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All ready to go

Once cured these little pendants will be sanded from 1500-12000 grit to give them a nice glossy finish.

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