Saturday, August 23, 2014

Clay Sculpting Class Update

This is my first attempt at clay sculpting. I took a class back in July, and finally got around to completing him. It is an oil based clay, so it will not harden. It measures 2 3/4" wide and 5 3/4" tall. I plan on using it as a "go by" for a larger woodcarving.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Well this one has been a long time on my carving bench, but I finally finished him today. If you've been following along you know I started on him June 3. Summer is not a good time for me to carve since I am usually doing yard work or in the vegetable garden. I still try to carve everyday, but I don't seem to get a lot done. You'll notice I refined his facial features from the last post. I sprayed several coats of Deft lacquer, rubbing the carving with a paper sack between coats. Then sprayed a light coat of Krylon Matte to knock down the shine. I then applied a mixture of 3/4 Watco Natural and 1/4 Watco Dark wax to the carving and allowed that to dry and then buffed with a brush. This is a different finish than I have been using, but I like the way he turned out. I think his expression screams out defiant, hence his name.