New Mexico’s Gael Keyes (@keyesgael) focused on bugs at last year’s Clayathon. This year she’s added outrageous fish and birds to her repertoire of wildlife.
Gael developed her own cane style that she pattern-matches in the Natasha bead way (here’s a quick tutorial) to create feathers, fins, and wings.
During the holidays she turns to her own brands of angels that you can see on Facebook.
These are lovely
Good luck with your recovery. I took classes with you years ago.
This cane tutorial is not at all the cane I make to find these pattern-matches. I have learned to use more refined materials and control the cane rather than just scrunching up old bits and pieces and twisting many times. I just didn’t want folks to get frustrated thinking I was using this method. Thanks for sharing my birds. I had fun sharing them at the Clayathon this year. We missed you, Cynthia, but you are doing important work taking care of folks.
Beautiful work! Could you tell me what you use to draw black lines? Perfect distinct work. Thanks. Do you bake before or after adding lines. Linda
I indented a small crevice line with etch and pearl tool and then filled in with very small extruded thin black tubular line of black clay. Hope this helps.