Saturday, May 02, 2009

Butterfly book prototype

Oh yes, I am having far too much fun. I just love this stage of a project. Working out all the details and see how it all plays out is the best part of any creation. This idea has been brewing in my head (and in several working sketch books) for well over a year now. Seems like so many of the things I do take a long time to actually materialize. Especially when it involves clay parts. The reason for this is that the original has to be sculpted of clay, a plaster mold made (time for that to dry), parts poured from slip (liquid clay), time for those to set up, removed from the mold, dried to a leather hard stage, refined, dried, smoothed out and refined further, fired (and I only fire with a full kiln, so that takes quite a bit of time) and then I finally have the clay parts to work with.
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This is the prototype for a free standing butterfly book that I plan to offer as a workshop. The finished size should be about 7" wide X 6 1/2 " tall including the antennas. See this blog entry for a picture at the beginning stages.

7 comments:

Beena said...

I was looking forward to seeing this. Impressive.

I'll bet you are having fun! I would have a field day playing with different ways to do the wings!

Megan Warren said...

ooh do you think maybe an online workshop!

calamity kim said...

wow! I just found your website through Stumble Upon and just love your work! I just wanted to say hello and thank you for the gallery of inspiration!
Happy Creating!
calamity kim

Dana said...

oh yes, this must be an online class, please.

C'est Magnifique said...

Those are the cutest things Ingrid!

Tania

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now those little body parts are making more sense. This has turned out to be a wonderful project. It may have taken a year from concept to fruition, but it was well worth the time.

Elizabeth said...

These are wonderful!!!!
Just love how your clay mind merges with your book and jewelry and paper mind!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

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