|It still needed the coin slot in the palm, which i added after slipping.|
I've been back with the clay recently, just a couple of pieces, but enough to challenge me. I've wanted to make a hand money box for a few years now, i think it was probably after seeing this Jeffry Mitchell piece below. My hand has had it's coat of white slip (which i am amazed it survived), i was sure a finger or two would drop off. I'm now going to sgraffito some lettering which will spiral around the arm like a tattoo, along with some word across the knuckles. The fingers are hollow tubes, which i just cut v-notches in to shape them and the hand is just a low cylinder which i paddled to it's rounded form. I'm using the paddle more these days, to get away from my limited slab cylinders. Once i finish these ones i'm going to focus back on throwing on the wheel. Got to get it right!
|a bit more Jeffry... i love that bear!|
|Jeffry Mitchell foot|