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These are the supplies for the ceramic hook part of the project. Clay (I used white grog, low fire) pencil clay cutter underglazes and clear over glaze. brushes ...
wood board 24"X5" I used pine because it is fairly soft and easy to work with. sandpaper screws screwdriver strap hangers minwax polycrylic brush
Using a chunk of clay about the size of a baseball begin to create the hook. I like to make faces and then pull the nose shape to ...
I use my thumbs to create the nostrils. The nose (or chin) needs to be turned up a bit. If it is straight whatever you hang on the ...
Continue making the features, I pressed indentations into the clay for eyes, then rolled two smaller balls of clay for the eyeballs. I used slip (liquid clay) to ...
Using a sharp pencil I poked into the clay to make a pupil.
Use the pencil to make a hole in the forhead to screw the hook to the wood.
I manipulated the clay a little to create the mouth and chin.
The clay needs to get completely dry and then fired in the kiln to bisque. Use underglazes to decorate the hooks.
Then using clear glaze, glaze the hooks and re fire.
While the clay pieces are progressing prepare the wood. First sand all edges.
Polycrylic board several coats, follow directions on can.
On the back side of the board, measure 3.4" from top of wood and 1" from end.
Screw a strap hanger to each end of the rack.
Space your hooks on the front side of the wood and screw them on.
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