Thursday, February 08, 2007

Oak Tree Tile Trim, Part Four

This part deals with making the side trim of the oak tree tile mural. Here it is in final form, drying:

The first stage, in rough form, after pressing the clay into the jig or guide for the forming tool:
After the first pass:
After the second pass:
And the third. At this point, the bulk of the extra clay is off, and it's a matter of going over it several times, while spraying it with water to make sure the clay is uniforming distributed and no small cavities exist:
For the last pass, I clean the tool to make sure I get a good final clean cut into the clay. Surprisingly, there is still clay coming off despite making several passes. I try not too over work the clay too.

4 comments:

spelunker said...

It's great that you take such care to smooth out the clay and get it right.

I don't like small cavities either

Sean said...

That's amazing! It looks just like wood trim but more solid. I can't wait to see photos of the finished project.

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Anonymous said...

Hi - I am really delighted to discover this. cool job!