Friday, August 24, 2007

Dragon


This was animal week. One of my students wanted to make a dragon sculpture, so we started with a platform of clay, then made hollow tubes for the head, body and legs of the creature. Texturing was done on the tubes, then all joined together. I had a terrific time helping. After it was finished, I kept going back to it during the day just to admire it.


Clay can take on such a life of it's own. Even after 10 years, the transformation of formless, shapeless plastic (as in "able to be shaped and formed"--not as in "the thing that everything now is made from") material into a physical object still delights me.

2 comments:

Jen Mecca said...

I love the chicken teapots!!!j

Barry John Scott said...

Dear Vicki,

As you have named clay as one of your interests on your blog, you might like to visit by website and/or my tutorial blog:

http://barryjohnscottartist.webeden.co.uk/

http://barrysbigclay.blogspot.com/

Cheers

Barry John Scott