Friday, February 17, 2006
kato clay first
I bought some kato clay a few weeks ago when it was on sale atHobby Lobby. I limited myself to three colors just to try it out...I ended up with brown, white and black. I love it for caning! The smell is difficult to get used to...the odor kind of knocked me over at first, made me a little squeamish to be honest. But after playing for a while, I forgot all about that...until I cured these pieces...then the smell hit me again. But I totally think it's worth it. I could pick up slices of canework and pull and tug to straighten up the lines. It hardly distorts at all in reduction and will definitely be my new kaleidoscope/tesselations clay! The brown and white make a nice terra cotta color...
One is a pillow bead and the other two are tiles so far...I let you know what they finally become. I'm thinking of adding CF style frames to them.
I was happy to finally get to some canework this week after missing my PCJ buddies in Tehachapi ;o)