Monday, May 28, 2012

Mrs. Pepper - A Work in Progress

I am sorry if I haven't got the time to blog about my claying adventures this past few weeks. I have been busy preparing for a special moment in my life and it's driving me crazy!!! I also decided to make handmade souvenirs for some special people who will be celebrating it with me. Well, good luck to me...

On to my topic...I have been an avid fan of Ms. Doreen Gay Kassel's works and hoped that one day I could try and make something, even remotely, similar to hers.

This week, I bought some egg shaped ceramic salt and pepper shakers in Living Well and decided to make creatures of fantasy out of it. Well, it did not turn out the way I was envisioning it. I did try and make a Doreen-creature but I was inspired by my ginger kitten named Tuki. I decided to make him my muse.

It's still a work-in-progress but I love how it turned out. Although I still need a lot of practice in sculpting.
Mrs. Pepper (front view)

Mrs. Pepper's rear side :)

Oh, I also bought myself a new coloring medium which I used with Mrs. Peppers. It's a bit expensive but definitely so easy to use!

Now, back to my creative hole! :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Swellegant Experiments

What is swellegant?

These are cool collections of metal coatings, patinas and dye oxides developed by Ms. Christi Friesen. (For more information, visit

I waited two months for these and it's all worth it! Although me and these babies are in the "getting to know" stage in our relationship. Nevertheless, here are my initial experiments using the product:

BEFORE : I made this focal bead using white clay then bake

AFTER: I finished it with Brass Metal Coating and Rust Patina

BEFORE : Sculpted wings in silver clay and mica powder

AFTER: A coat of Copper with Carribean Blue dye oxide

Can't wait to try more of the combination possibilities between the metal coatings, patinas and dye oxides. I will be posting more soon! This is truly a swellegant product!