Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Venture

Thought I would show you my new venture.

I am trying to concentrate on the Fimo Clay, I think it is what I do best. I have made models from clay for a few years now and if you should look back to some of my earlier blogs you will find them there. It is something I enjoy, I can get out my little table and my clay box and plonk myself down in front of the T.V. The only thing I have to worry about is Bert running off with a piece, I don't know what it would do to his digestive system!

My first piece of the new decade is a jockey and this one is destined to start his life at Haydock Park in St Helens, Merseyside. Hopefully it will start a trend with jockeys and trainers, the idea is to make the models in the jockeys silks so it is personal to them. Time will tell but I can but try.

Hope you like the photographs, The first one is a jockey I made a few years ago and I think you will agree that I have developed more of a technique with the latest. Please feel free to leave your comments I would welcome any criticisms or feedback.

This is the first one I ever made and at the time I was pleased with it, however I think there was room for improvement.

Faces are always something I have found slightly difficult but it has worked quite well, without eyes it looks spooky.

This is him minus his proper hand and his boots but at least you can tell what he is supposed to be.

The finished item, I have to tell you that this is a prototype, because he is standing I had to develop him around a wire frame and in hindsight there are things that I would do differently on the next one but if you don't try you don't find out what the problems can be. All in all I am very proud of him.

He is 24 cms tall including his base.

Hope you like him.

I am also going to try and develop a range of Wedding Cake Toppers, I am cutting my teeth on my eldest daughter who is getting married at Christmas. So I thought I would give it a go and see what happens. Watch this space!


InkyArtitude said...

Wow, he's finished and looks fantastic! The blog's looking good too Judith.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the wedding toppers.

erasercarver said...

Wow, Judith, he looks absolutely amazing!

Good luck with your new venture :)

crafty flossie said...

Hi Judith. He looks fab. I hope your little table is big enough to get beads and jump rings on too because you've made some lovely jewelry.

InkyArtitude said...

I just lurve that profile photo... now let me see, I think I've seen this somewhere before? Oh yes, I saw the real thing as the pic was taken, boy was it a fun day.

You're a good sport Judith, thanks for a really good day out with the gang!