Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wow, 2 posts in one day...but just had to show you what I've been doing today. I've been working with this new clay, Plus Clay by Activa. I'm using it for one of my doll swaps and it's perfect for the effect I wanted to achieve....UGLY!!! Well, the instructions say that you can also throw with it, so since I do have a wheel, I decided to try it out. This clay is not at all easy to throw unless one is a master thrower, then they can throw with just about anything, but I'm not! Of course I'm way out of practice, it's been four years since I've thrown and the back just isn't that used to being slumped over, explains why my friend went from throwing to metals, now she makes beautiful silver jewelry...she was spending too much money on her orthopod.
Anywho, I tried my hand, hahaha, no pun intended, and threw my little heart out and what did I get, a leetle wonky pot...very wonky. It was hard centering it since I must have been throwing with about 1/4 lb. of clay. The least I've ever thrown is 3lbs., but that was then, this is now. The reason for such a small amount of clay is $7.99 (+4.25% tax)/2.2lbs. worth of reasons. It's friggin' expensive. So I think I'll just stick to my paper and polymer clay and once in while, play with real clay, which I've got about 100lbs. in my studio, and just practice my throwing. Maybe I can talk some really nice person who has a kiln in the area to fire my work once I'm happy with it. Peace out.