Friday, October 16, 2009

When wool and clay mix...

It's a fun mix that i enjoy. Of course, I think that wool makes a nice mix with just about any media.. watercolor, oil, anything but polyester.. well, maybe in some cases that's great too. (however, I did run across scripture in the bible not to mix the two... but maybe it was "the old law" ?) (Hm..) I'll have to look up that verse now. Hope it's ok to mix wool with clay!

This was my project for the evening last night after dinner. I had been wanting to carve an icelandic ewe in clay to possibly make a mold of and use on pottery. This particular carving is probably going to be too large for mugs, but I'm hoping to use it on large vases, etc. I think that after i make the mold, i can modify the image to use the head/bust for mugs .. and there's possibly a process that i could do to 'shrink the image too that I'm going to experiment with. (it would've been wise to just make it smaller to begin with.. but where's the fun in that?)

(and here it is.. in Leviticus "do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material") Wonder what the background was on that rule? Maybe it would itch and ..? hm, no, wool by itself "could've" done that.. (but not necessarily) lol.

things that make you go hm? .

hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. This is super! I just popped over from A Shepherd's Voice :o)

  2. You are so talanted. She turned out beautiful. What great work.

  3. Hello Tonya! Your mugs are wonderful and you captured the regal beauty of the ewe in your carving. : ) Do your new cows get along with your sheep or do you keep them in a separate pasture? My Mom loves the picture you sent. Thank you again!

  4. Hey Jewels, The cows will soon be in the same pasture as the sheep.. but for now, they're separate. I think they'll get along well with the sheep, at least i hope they do! Great to hear from you, hope all is well your way!

  5. It says in the Bible not to mix wool and polyester? That had to be the new law! lol J/K