Monthly Archives: December 2015

Red-Tail, “Out of the Oven”

I baked the bird for an hour and half at 265 degrees. The only issues were the small crack on the base, (I don’t think that I welded the clay together properly in that area) and the slightly warped PVC pipe … Continue reading

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Red-Tail, Second Clay 12 27 2015

Hi Folks, Christmas is over for another year, and although I’ve been busy, here’s where the Red-tail is tonight.   I’ve added a considerable amount of detail to the driftwood, and I believe that it is almost ready for a … Continue reading

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Red-Tail Hawk, First Clay

Hi Folks, I’ve begun to add clay to the base of the sculpture. It is far from complete, however I’ll be disappearing into the Holidays tomorrow, so I thought I’d give you something to think about for a few days. … Continue reading

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Red-Tail Hawk, The Base

I’ll bet your wondering what the Heck this is!!! Well this is the base and the armature that the Red-Tail will set on. The bird has already been fitted to the base, but I need to start laying clay onto … Continue reading

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Red-Tail Hawk, The Armature

After a couple of days of “Brain-Strain”, convincing one of my friends that he wanted to contribute to the arts by cutting a piece of 3/4 inch plywood into a 12 inch circle, and spending most of my allowance at … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Cogitating

I’ve been cogitating (That’s “Muddling” for the uninformed) about creating a sculpture using polymer clay for the last several months. Years ago I was into wood-carving (see below), but the years caught up with me and I just don’t have the … Continue reading

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