The Good, I know where I went wrong.
The Bad, Of course I'm not completely happy,
The Ugly, Well, I've seen worse. But I know I can do better.
These are the first pieces I've made with Precious Metal Silver Clay and fired in the kiln. I have worked with PMC before, but in a different way....and I torch fired the pieces.
This time, I sculpted by hand, and carved and textured while the clay was still pliable. I then fired them in the kiln. Which, btw, I love that thing more every time I use it.
I'm not sure the perfectionist in me will allow me to use these pieces for anything. I think I may make them into little charms for the girls. But, I will be using both of these designs again.
Here is what's coming up next:
Prototype in Polymer clay.
Hand sculpted in PMC and allowed to dry over night.
I'm going to try a different approach with this piece. I'm going to try dry carving it and refining the design. We shall see! Hopefully I'll get a chance to finish it up tonight and will fire it tomorrow.
Right now it's taxes.....