Well, we're home! All the boxes are unpacked, the carpets ripped out, rooms painted, windows cleaned. Still so much to do but now that we're finally comfortable in a clean house...I'm claying!
I'm new to sculpting really, only dabbled at it till now. But I need to hone my skills over the next few weeks because I'll be teaching some sculpture to clay retreat guests as part of the Contemporary Clay Instructors Program. We had to make an elf...and I'm just not an 'elf' kinda gal so mine became a hippy elf!
I must say I'm reeeeally impressed with the Makins clay I used for this project. Up till now I've been using super sculpey or modelene but this Makins clay beats those hands down. Much easier to use. No fingerprints. Ofcourse, if you're just practicing, it's a good idea to use the bake clays because they don't dry out, you can change things again and again...but once you have an idea what you're doing, this Makins clay is a breeze to sculpt with. His trousers are made from some lovely old marble dyed hippy skirt I had kept long past it's use by date because I like the fabric...add some paverpol...and it'll last forever!