Happy Holidays to Everyone! It's been awhile since I posted my adventures and today I want to introduce Tommy the Turtle!
If you've been following my FB posts you know I've been making polymer bowls. I'm finding it habit forming - such a great way to use old canes (tubes of polymer clay). I've made bowls with various themes - chameleon bowls, poison dart frog bowls and now turtle bowls!
My newest turtle bowl showcases 'Tommy the Turtle' as the center in the bottom of the bowl. And if you look closely there are different size turtles climbing out of the bowl!
I started making Tommy several weeks ago before I went to Rocky Point Mexico. While I was there I fell and hurt my knee and the pads of my hands. I'll recover in time! The problem was when I returned home and wanted to finish the cane with the turtle. That required squishing the large turtle cane (about 6" across) with my hands and that really hurt. I figured out maybe I could press the sides with my acrylic roller while holding a flat tile top and bottom so I would not have so much misshapen clay. If you just squeeze the sides of the cane you make an inverted cone at each end and waste lots of clay. That technique sort of worked.