Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year! - Year of the Ox (Clay Figurines)

It's hard to believe 2009 is almost upon us. Where the heck did the time go??? Well, part of Japanese tradition is the New Year's Day celebration. At DECO Clay Craft Academy, they often bring in holiday kits for Christmas and New Year's. This year the studio taught how to make this cute little ox out of clay. It's not the same DECO clay everyone is used to, that we make flowers out of. This is a much harder clay, almost the consistency of cement. Anyway, since I didn't have the opportunity to learn it from Yukiko, I had to figure it out on my own and this is how the ox came out. Not bad. She needs a little touch up paint as the clay cracks are showing through.

I'm hard at work making products to sell through my Etsy site as well as Estilo Weddings and samples and orders for other clients. May the new year bring each and every one of you, much joy, happiness, good health and prosperity!

1 comment:

Deb said...

You never cease to amaze me my friend. I REALLY like this little Ox you created. His expession, the colors, the DETAILS - awesome!

(yes I'm clapping)