Friday, July 22, 2011

Clay fantasy animals - stage 2

Two wings from clay cut-out slabs have been added, and the sculpture is left to dry.  No firing is necessary with air-dry clay.

Clay fantasy animals - some work in progress

A clay sculpture made from air-dry clay by a 7 year old.  The body is made out of a closed pinch pot (it is hollow in the centre to help with drying).  The head and eyes are made from balls of clay, and the horns made from rolled "snakes" of clay.

A horned fantasy dog sculpture in the background by another 7 year-old.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Paper-making project

Finished paper out to dry. 

 Some of the flowers and leaves we put in the paper.

The paper pulp with flowers, leaves and food coloring.

 The paper pulp on the framed screen. 
The excess water from the pulp in dripping down into a tub.

Friday, July 1, 2011