Giraffe takes shape…..

No doubt, you have noticed that the pictures predate some of my blogs.  Our previous blog site was very limited and when our daughter, Colleen, got me to switch over she encouraged me to go back and rework and reblog some of the older items that we have played with.  So, there you have it.

The giraffe came out of the kiln, without cracks, and ready to paint.  Even though I have been casting and cleaning clay for almost 20 years, I still get nervous about breaking the clay while I clean it.  The clay is exactly like chalk and everyone knows how easy chalk is to break.  When I have successfully cleaned the pieces without incident I am thrilled!  I betcha that when I just work without thought of breakage I never break anything.  It is when I think about it that I break things.  Just like walking up or down stairs.  If I just do it, not look down and think about the steps, I never stumble.  Only when I stop and over think it do I goof up.  It might be the same for you, yes?

I pulled out the most likely colors, then slowly culled them until I think I had a good match.  Now, I started to get excited.  The face was so gentle and serene, so far so good.



For a closer look, just click on the pictures.  Something new I learned over the weekend, LOL.  I still have to glaze them, re-fire, and attach them to the box.  Oh, yeah the box, I need to figure out what/how I want to paint it.

Decisions, decisions, decisions……. Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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