Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Clay Day 11 and 12

Well, it's true to say I have slowed down over the last couple of days, but I have not stopped completely. Yesterday I touched up some slipped areas on some of the pieces and prepared a few tiles for slip inlaying today. And today I have done the slip inlaying and have touched up the slip on the bird piece and given him legs!

The tiles are the Marianne and Emma tiles, but the design isn't showing up on the camera. I'm never as happy with the Emma tiles for some reason. Maybe it's not really a good design for slip inlaying or sgrafitto - her face is too small for detail.

The bird looks much better now. I was tired and being very lazy when I slipped his tummy before. This time I have paid slightly more attention to detail.

He's a song thrush. I think the US have a very very similar bird called the wood thrush, but they're not identical. The wood thrush has more white around the face and is a warmer brown I believe. Of course my bird won't be an exact likeness of either, and knowing my luck there is bound to be a keen bird watcher at the show to tell me so!!

Tomorrow... tomorrow I'm not sure what I'm doing. I really should have cut more tiles tonight but I am just too tired. So that's probably what I will do tomorrow. It's nearly two weeks!!


Angela Finney said...

Lovely composition, I like this piece very much. Looking forward to seeing the next stages!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Angela! :)

Kathy L said...

Still catching up and I am loving your thrush! Way to go.

Undaunted said...

Thank you Kathy :)