Oh, you people, you people!
The cat is the most difficult animal in the book, the mouse the easiest.
Begin at the beginning. Every animal teaches. Each successive animal
relies on previously learned techniques while it teaches a new
technique. So, put the cat aside and go back to the beginning. The
mouse teaches a lot about assembly and texture, but is small enough so
that lessons are learned quickly. The rabbit and seal introduce foil
cores that reduce baking times, and creating a compact sculpture
as well as working on a larger scale. The bear and basset expand on foil
core shaping, working with greater amounts of clay,and forming limbs.
The fox and fawn take the limb techniques further. The frog and bird are
two examples of very different animals made over similar foil cores and
with similar armatures in the toes. They expand on texture techniques
as well. After all of this, you're ready to tackle the cat, a very fussy
creature made with slightly softer clay (it's that Granitex/Premo
Kathy, who wishes she'd written "Begin at the Beginning" in big, bold
> YOU!!! I have a bone to pick with you!! How come you make that stuff
> EASY and yet the cat I'm working on (maybe the mouse later) looks
> like E.T.?! (I will not be giving you a run for the money any time
> But I will keep practicing and eventually I'm sure I will get it
> Also, I have a confession. I always imagined that your preference for
> leached clay was one of those personal preference things, but that *I*
> be perfectly happy using clay straight from the package! HA! WRONG!
> really wrong!) Anybody reading this, take note -- the amount of
> between fresh Premo for sculpting and leached Premo for sculpting is
> unbelievable! (E.T. is in leached Premo, by the way -- no excuse
> Thanks (everybody) for replying! I hope I can get to R'Dale to see
> >Geeze Louise, lady!
> >Glad you're finally back. Told ya you were missed.
> >Kathy Dewey, who greatly appreciates the review and would also like
> >see your mousie and any webwork you've done.
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> >Before you buy.
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Before you buy.