Making Porcelain Leaves
In the back of my mind, I have wanted to do some pieces with lots of leaves. I mean, LOTS. Right now I need repetition. I want to get up in the morning and know today I need to make one thing over and over.
Using an oval cutter, a toy rolling pin and porcelain clay I began.
Placing the finished leaves on a damp cloth until they go into a damp box at end of day.
As I used scrap porcelain from other projects, some of the leaves had a bit of R.I.O and other had Mason stain Grass Green wedged in.
After cutting out the shape with an oval cutter, I pinched the edges. I have a small wood modeling tool I used for the veins.
I guess I should say I needed lots of little leaves. One would think it tedious to make hundreds of little leaves. Somehow it isn't. In fact, it is very relaxing. It gives me time to think about the process of making art. Also about the care. The leaves need to stay damp until they are used on a piece. I have to spritz them with water. Cover them lightly. Even turn them. As if incubating eggs.