Thursday, September 2, 2010

River through the Reeds

Detail of Fish

Fish in the River Reeds Sculpture

I actually got this sculpture down. I signed up for an online class with Christi Friesen, that name comes up again and again doesn't it. My record for actually doing the project in these classes is less than 50% but this one I did. Even before the actually class was over. As you can see it is reeds and grass and rocks with a little fish jumping out.

What this picture doesn't show is the grass and cat tails are all free standing. It was built around a bottle for support, with blue clay for water as base on the bottom. I added the rocks at that time. After that, the reeds and grass were made, one section at a time, baked again, then the fish. After all that the bottle was removed to leave it open and airy. Here's a small peak at the at inside for an idea of how it is built.

This was one project that took quite a bit of time and effort but in the end I feel really proud of it. It is about six inches tall and although it is for sale in my shop, click here for Polymer Clay River Reed Sculpture, it will probably be another piece that I can enjoy in my house for a while. It makes a nice piece for my living room.

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