“Baa!” (white clay, yet to be fired)
Christmas draws nearer and nearer and I´m awfully busy making self-made gifts for friends and family – like every year I promise myself to start earlier than before, and like every year I utterly fail to keep that promise… 😉
This year I decided to spice up my gifts with little sheeps that can hold a tea-light.
Me, highly concentrated on attaching the legs on one sheep and – as usual – surrounded by clutter 😉 (on my right, barely distinctable from all the other stuff, but within reach and beside one of the sheep, a chocolate bar – a reliable companion in this stressful time 😉 ).
sheep hanging upside down and waiting to be completed – the other sheep don´t seem to approve of that outlandish manner…
It takes much longer to make these sheep than I thought possible, about half an hour for one. I try to make them look alike but with little differences that make them unique.
“I wonder how long we need to stand here? Will she ever let us out and have fun eating grass?” “Baa! Eh, Nah! I think she will set us on fire!” (both shuddering at the thought of the wolf… eh, kiln already lying in wait…)
again me, this time laughing insidiously at the anxious little sheep and their wild imagination… or is it my own? 😉
sheep (fired, glazed and unharmed 😉 )
“I might have a big head, but I´m also much cleverer than the other sheep!”
no way these eyes could ever lie…
“When I grow up, I want to be a WOLF!”
“Here´s looking at you kid.”
one part of the little herd is already completed (though one is already gone, having decided to accompany one of my friends that came around and visited me), all are fired and glazed.
After having formed a couple of sheep for about three hours, I decided to call it a day when I saw a bit of left-over clay still lying around my working place. Never one to waste something I fiddled with it for about five minutes 😉
And this is what came out…
Red Sqirrel (white clay, fired and glazed with “Morning Dew”-glaze)
as usual, the sheep are looking up for their pack-leader 😉
If you want to see what I did last year for christmas, have a look here…