Friday, May 02, 2008

Angels in the Studio...

by Eleanor Hendriks

I hosted a Mom's Night Out for some of the parents from my children's school a little while ago. A small but enthusiastic group of ladies gathered at StudioÉlan for an evening to make clay angels.

Just look at the fierce concentration...

...attention to detail...
..and a peek at the results...
The whole host of angels together...

And you CAN try this at home, folks!!
Start with a slab of soft clay...
Cut, decorate and smooth a circle...
Cut it with one segment a little larger than the other...
Form the larger segment into a cone by joining the straight side to itself starting at the middle. The curved edge will meet at the corners to form the circular base of the angel...
Cut a pair of wings from the remaining piece...
Smooth and decorate both sides of the wing piece...
Attach the wings to the back of the angel, partially hiding the seam in the cone...
Make a smooth ball for a head...
Poke a funnel shaped hole in the bottom of the head and join it onto the point of the cone...
Make some hair using some soft clay and a Kemper Klay Gun (don't you hate it when companies intentionally spell words incorrectly in their product names -or is that just me?..)
Do an angelic hairdo....
Make a halo from a thin coil of soft clay and attach it to the angel's head...
And voila! A clay angel....
Let me know how yours turn out!!

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

So cute - Eleanor!!

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Wish I could have been there!
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LazyTcrochet said...

Your blog is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the how-to.

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

Very cute! I have seen variations of these before but now I know how they are made. Thanks!

Helen said...

That looks like fun. I'm sure to an experienced clay artist like yourself, this is much easier than it looks. But I'm up for a try.

Anna said...

Thanks for your comment on my post - I'm looking forward to giving them a go next term. It's about time I got off the wheel and experimented with some building. I'll post pics when I'm done.

Sue-Ann said...

Thank you for such a cool idea to make with our grandkids. Easy but very professional looking.
Sue-Ann

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