Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Dragons In The Clay..

 Everyone that knows me, knows that I have a love of Dragons. Hence, why I have Desdemona's Home for Orphaned and Abandoned Dragons. I also have the Dragonology Books and have been messing around with making some Dragon Heads in Sculpey. I finally managed to make one that I am really happy with. So much so, that I used a two part Silicone mould making kit and took a mould of it. I also found that an empty pen from a certain high-street bank, made a wonderful tool for embossing the clay to make the pattern on the Dragon's skin and my fingernails for the fin.
I took the mould to Gwili Pottery with me and Chris very kindly let me have a go at using the mould to make a plaque to hang on the wall.
The following pictures show the process of adding the Dragon Head to the Plaque with the lettering and edging pattern, then adding the coloured slips and the final result once the piece had been fired, glaze added and fired again. Really pleased with how this turned out. The Colours look so vibrant.
Gwili Pottery, have a wonderful showroom filled with beautiful pieces, which is well worth a visit if you are in Carmarthen. They also have a website and facebook page and they also do commission work, so if you have a special occasion coming up you can commission them to make you a special piece.


12Create said...

Your dragon head is just amazing with wonderful detail and I love the finished plate, especially with the blue background.

shannonc60 said...

Hi Debbie. That looks fantastic! How fun to try out ceramics, especially using your own sculpture. You did an amazing job.

Kikka N said...

O'Wow! What a gorgeous dragon! Fine work!

miniaturista said...

El dragon con clay ha quedado estupendo.
Un abrazo

Kaleidoskopic Romance said...

Oh my gosh, that is so gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

I have a love for dragons too. Currently trying to make an open book with dragon drawings :)

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