As I wrap up the last of my ceramic fish, I thought I would share some of my favorites. We spent three 45 min classes to create these and an additional 2 classes to complete the glazing after the bisque firing -
First class: learning about clay, how to manage clay dust, table set-up for clay and the technique used to 'pinch' the fish body & tail
Second class: learning how to 'score, slip & press' essential parts (dorsal & pectoral fins, eyes) to the basic form.
Third class: Elaboration!!! (tongue, teeth, texture, etc.)
I love the pattern on this one - very thoughtful choices.
The flirty wave this fish is giving - What a delight!
Have you ever seen a spoiler on a fish before?
Bows were contagious with some of the girls.
This one I call 'four eyes' for obvious reasons.
Great elaboration here!
Note: Fish were built with Laguna buff clay and color was added with Amaco underglazes and clear glaze.
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