It is relaxing and fun for me to sit with a bit of clay and come up with new designs. Some people plan out new designs with pen and paper and I wish I could do more of that. It is a great way to plan out the thought process.
Me? I gather a few things around me and plunge right in and see where it goes. My problem is that I have a tiny attention span and it almost physically hurts to make the same thing over and over.
I have a button with this waffle texture and so I made these beads. And yes, I only made five of them. I had thought I would make 50 or so, but after 5 I was done. Finished.
I grabbed a piece of clay and made a nugget shape and put a couple of round sprigs of clay and pressed it with that waffle texture and came up with a couple of nuggets. That was fun, but I only made a couple of these before getting bored again. Part of me figures that if I’m bored then YOU’RE going to be bored, too.
Instead of making a nugget shape, I made an oval shape and instead of making round bits of clay I made little ropes of clay and wrapped them around the oval and impressed the sprigs with my waffle texture.
These to me were not boring. I ended up making quite a few of them. Notice the underside where the sprig does not go all the way around? I like this bare area. Maybe the glaze will do wonderful things.
I glazed these with a light coating of avacodo underglaze and covered with a clear gloss to make them shiny and pretty.
Most interesting to me of all is that after it is glazed, the waffle texture ends up looking like teeny daisy flowers.