Did someone say ugly canes? How is working with this waste clay supposed to get me out of my creative slump? I won’t say these are the ugliest canes in the world (at least they have some contrast. Well, of them anyway), but they do not thrill me.
I decided to slice and bake this time with the idea that I could turn out components that would look good in earrings. I must say that I was partly inspired by these cutters I bought at Clayathon from Linda Prais of Linda’s Art Spot .
But cool cutters will not turn ugly canes into pretty ones:
Here’s an attempt to turn some of those less than perfect canes into earring components. Not too successful, but I am learning. “It’s like dating,” I tell myself. “You learn what you like by learning what you don’t like.” Well, I am sure learning what I don’t like.
Aaugh! Oodles and oodles of ugly components. Most of them will go into the trash can. But I am learning and I am even starting to be inspired. More next week.