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« on: February 23, 2009 09:52:00 PM »

This is a mixed media piece, but I think the polymer clay hatchling is really the focus.

This was part of an assignment for my first term of ceramics. The nest is stoneware, fired to cone 10 reduction with rutile and black stains. It is decorated with moss, lichen and feathers (found on the floor, no birds were harmed or farmed for them).

The bird is polymer clay with acrylic stains. It's hungry! It's about life-sized (pretty darn small!). It's my first polymer clay sculpture. I made some mistakes, but I like it. When I said I was making a baby bird, people said, "Oh, I bet that's cute!" I had to shake my head and say, "Actually, it's kind of creepy."

Sorry the photos are kind of crummy, I just rigged some cardstock and only had one light. I really need some sunny days to get some good photos of my other pieces.





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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009 11:05:33 PM »

 Shocked Wow. I thought it was real...what a great representation!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009 01:46:34 AM »

wow thats amazing.
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Whoa, good job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009 08:55:54 AM »

wow this looks so for real.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009 10:49:42 AM »

Incredible work!
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I totally thought it was real! Excellent excellent work! Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009 04:56:03 PM »

I totally dig this!
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009 06:43:36 PM »

Thank you all so much! You're all so encouraging, I want to make something else now!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009 02:20:27 PM »

I love it! You should make a series of tiny newborn animals.   I vote mice next.
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