Sunday, February 13, 2011

Here She Is!

Somebody got it right. My latest cane is of Botticelli's Venus. You can tell that she is a favorite of mine. I had previously done a cane of her as shown in the second picture. For the mosaic version I opted to make it in the 6 segments which allowed me to take a couple of slices off before I joined the pieces prior to reduction. I cut off the end as I had done on the da Vinci cane. Because I built it in pieces I was not totally happy with the way the pieces looked when I put them together. You can sort of see where the segments were joined. I will try to remember to post a picture of this at some time. I am happy to report that the reduction went well. I was a little worried because some of my Kato clay of late has been a bit mushy. I don't know why the companies can't come up with a consistent product. I really think I am going to have to give fimo classic a try. I am trying to get a few finished pieces with this new cane to take with me to Cabin Fever Clay Festival where I am teaching next Saturday.


  1. It came out great Julie! Just wondering, how large was the final cane prior to reduction?

  2. Absolutely amazing! I can't wait to see it reduced!

  3. I know this is late but I had an idea for this piece to cover the join. You could add a small turquoise chip to that spot by drilling a hole there and attaching it with a headpin. Or you could just glue it on I guess. Anyway, I was just catching up on blogs and saw it in my mind so I thought I would offer the suggestion :)