My project is ""The ravens. ""
How to make the clay raven . And how to looks the black kiln burning process, what is making the ravens in the black color. Ravens in my opinion are amazing birds. They are very clever and inspiring. And the autumn is the correct time to make some of these beautiful birds :) For this you only need the clay and some tools, but if you havent the clay, and possibility to take part in kiln burning process you also can use the other modeling materials, like modeling clays , that dried in air and can be painted. :) Hope you will enjoy. :)
Step 1: 1. Materials
1. This is the project - claw ravens . I very love these birds, they are large end very clever. The autumn is very inspiring for making some ravens. :) For making process you need:
- Clay, the red clay is the best
- modeling tools,
- clay stamping tools
The first need to make the raven form
Simply make the body and head
Next you can make the eyes, small clay spheres
pupil can be created by printing with a straw
Then you can make the ravens
When the raven eyes are ready , you can make the feathers with claytools printing. You can make the experiments and find something that will be the best for feathers printing in your case. They can be any kind of ornaments
For open mouth making you will need the knife
you can make the special feathers around the beak
Go to work with the ravens body
One older raven is waiting for his friend will be finished :)
There you can see the tool what i am using for stamping
Need to do ready the tail and the wings
Now the bird is almost finished, there are only small details what to need to do
Look at this face :D
Also on the forehead need to be the feathers.
Then the ravens are ready you will need when they dried out. There you can see my company. :)
Now ravens are waiting for kiln. I havent my own kiln, That is the reason why i take the part with people, who have the black kiln. But that is the best, for ravens. Black kiln makes the poetry black.
That is the heavy work to put all things in the kiln, because the works are fragile
One more picture from work
Can you see the raven? :D
The kiln in fire :D
That man is helping for this process, need to do fire all night.
The fire process is ended, now all is waitng to get out the works from kiln
Look , look there is raven! The my raven :)
There is all my ravens and other creatures company :)
The black raven. I hope you will like this step by step raven creating process, I accidentally found this competition, and this is my first time to take chance. I very love ceramics , and creating different animals :)