I STARTED Early--Took my Dog--And visited the Sea--
The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me
--Emily Dickinson

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A little ambitious...

A while back, I was doodling on some graph scrap paper and came up with this:

It took longer than it should have, but at the last two clay days, I started putting the components together.  First, the bodies:

Then, the heads:

Then the long, tedious task of mixing yet more background clay.  It finally came together:

And I finished and reduced it a bit at the Country Village Harvest Festival:

Now I have to decide what to do with it (although, I will say...LOTS of natasha beads!)....


  1. Looks very clever and graphic, Cathy. I know from experience much will be lost in reduction (hooray for natasha beads) but part of the fun is just seeing if it can be done!

  2. Heh! Don't I know it! Right now it's about 4 1/2 inches square. I'd like to get it down to 3 1/2 and cut a few Christmas Ornaments. I'm going to try making it in fabric as well for a wall-hanging.

    Thanks for your kind words!