Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pinch-Pot Fish

To make my little narwhal, I took a piece of clay about the size of my fist and cut it into three sections. With two of the sections I created two pinch pots out of clay and attached them together. After pushing the ends of each pot together, I filled in the rest of the seam with slip. I took bits and pieces of the third section to make the tail and the horn. For the tail, I attached a rolled-up piece of clay to the back of the sphere, then attached cut-outs of the tail fins. I once again used slip to cover up the seams. I used the remainder of the third section of clay to make the horn. Finally, I poked out the blowhole of the narwhal that would let the air out of the sphere.