Thursday, November 19, 2015

Clay /5

I've been wanted to share this guy for ages because he is so outrageous and I love him, introducing, the CAT BANANA




I thought this would be my easiest sculpt yet, just roll out some flat clay, make the peels, stick together, bobs your uncle but alas drying clay and trying to keep the shape intact is difficult especially the larger you go and this guy is about the size of a real banana, I actually bought a banana to sculpt him off :p But he's is super fun and maybe my favourite things I've made in clay so far.

This is my very last guy I've been working on, he currently has some white frosting (aka glaze) on but I made a bit of a boo boo as each clay body fires at a different temp and then each glaze has its own firing settings. I think in this case the glaze I choose needs a higher temp to make it go off but the clay body doesn't and thus Ben has strongly recommended I scrap off the paint and start again. I'm kind of thinking I can't be bothered and will just leave the glaze on and push the firing of the clay body a bit. 

If there are any clay peeps out there reading this they will probably shake their head in disgust but honestly this clay cat donut was really the easiest thing I've ever made, under and hour, which is amazing for me!

And my guys altogether!
Clay is fun - go make something :)

18 comments:

  1. ahhhh, I love this. I'd so buy one if I'd see this somewhere. fantastic!

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    1. I know it's wrong but I'd be secretly thrilled for some mass marketed cat banana production out there :P

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  2. cat banana is brilliant! such great imagination and hands you got fee! :)

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  3. So into Cat Banana. Brilliant.

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    1. hes definitely weird but I'm all about the weird! :) Thanks Mariko!!

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  4. Beutiful things dear! I used to work with clay when I was a child. xoxo

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  5. Cat banana is so awesome!!!! :) super cool Fee I love it xxx

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    1. :) :) yay!! thanks Heddie, hopefully see you guys tomorrow!

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  6. hehe your work is amazing as always Fee! love that cat banana! :)

    Sharon

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  7. Ahwww! This is amazing! I'd love to try my hands on things like this - it turns out so goodlooking!! (well, maybe not if I try haha) But your items are fantastic. I really like the cat banana!

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    1. aww you should, I think it's a fun and not so daunting medium that you can scrunch up into a giant ball at the end if you hate it and make something new :)

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  8. Gosh I LOVE them! They are rather humourous too :)) I have finally painted my clay pots, so scared! Will share pictures soon x

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. The painting part is scary! Especially since it's another stage that could go wrong but hey that's never a good mindset - I'm sure they went great!!! :) :)

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  9. Cat Banana is amaazzzzinnngggg Fiona!!

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    1. yay! Seeing this post again reminds me to delve back into clay!

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