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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Greenware Mad Hatter

You all know that "what is still drying," maybe leather hard, may or may not even survive the drying, let alone 2 firings.

But here's my attempt to make a Mad Hatter.
Incidentally, I did some final work on him, after the pics were taken.  Sorry about that, but mouth and ears really did need attention still.


I even scraped the bit of red clay out of the was just on the tool when I made the indents...not intentional. 
The other thing you can't see (cause I did it this afternoon, after pictures) was the bit of design I gave to his vest.
I used half a bag of clay on he's going to take some time drying.  The hat is the thinnest part.

I know he reminds many people of the Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum twins, as well as humpty dumpty.

For myself,  I owe some design inspiration to Brenda Wolf, who's blog is here
Fred Feldman's friends also have similar features.

Tomorrow I'll post greenware pics of the Dormouse as a lid on a teapot.

I'm already considering whether or not to glaze, or to use stains on a glaze temperature fired piece without glazes.  What do you think?  Do you want that hat to have black, the pants either brown or blue, the vest red, the tie...mmm, yellow maybe...shirt white?  Then I'll have to figure out a skin tone too...

Suggestions welcome. 

To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake


  1. I hope this makes it, he is super.

    1.'s loosely wrapped and slowwwwwly drying.

  2. What fun! I look forward to seeing the whole Alice ensemble.

    1. Fortunately, the community clay people are all talking about making more Tea Party critters. We've been trying to figure out who most resembles them as well...of the clay people. I only will be able to have 2 pieces in the gallery, otherwise I might just keep on going. Well, I might anyway, because I like to beat that old horse. (not a real one of course)


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