Introduction: The Ravens

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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

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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

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The first need to make the raven form

Simply make the body and head

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Next you can make the eyes, small clay spheres

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pupil can be created by printing with a straw

Then you can make the ravens

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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

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For open mouth making you will need the knife

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you can make the special feathers around the beak

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Go to work with the ravens body

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One older raven is waiting for his friend will be finished :)

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There you can see the tool what i am using for stamping

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Need to do ready the tail and the wings

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Now the bird is almost finished, there are only small details what to need to do

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Look at this face :D

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Also on the forehead need to be the feathers.

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Then the ravens are ready you will need when they dried out. There you can see my company. :)

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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.

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That is the heavy work to put all things in the kiln, because the works are fragile

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One more picture from work

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Can you see the raven? :D

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The kiln in fire :D

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That man is helping for this process, need to do fire all night.

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The fire process is ended, now all is waitng to get out the works from kiln

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Look , look there is raven! The my raven :)

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There is all my ravens and other creatures company :)

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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 :)


Cats Dragon (author)2016-10-26

Wonderful job on the ravens. I like your picture instructions. I will be making some of these! Thank you for posting. Voted

HollyMann (author)2016-10-20

Great job! :) They turned out amazing.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-16

Excellent decorations for Halloween.

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