Clay Wraparound Guys

Take some terracotta clay. Roll it out pretty thin in triangle shapes. Roll it up as if you are making crescent rolls, except that you want to keep one end even (so it can stand up). Squeeze their heads shut at the top (gently).

Put some faces on them. And hands. Bisque fire them. Use Velvet underglaze Jet Black and give them a wash. Fire them again.

Now you have a little choir or team or herd of clay wraparound guys.

September 2019. They are about 2-3″ tall. Perfect for art drop-offs in the park.

Clay wraparound people 9-195

10 thoughts on “Clay Wraparound Guys

  1. Sandra McCall

    These are PERFECT drop-offs to make someone’s day. They will be an exciting find – especially along the walking trails.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I hope so. They are friendly little fellows. I will wait until I go back to the park and set them out all together – I am thinking of a few places – but I need to wait until things stabilize and we are allowed to be back there.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I am planning to put them all in the same place and I hope they will go together, but it will be up to chance. I think there is the likelihood they will go solo, as you say, though. I have noticed that people don’t want to be greedy but to leave something for others, in other drop off situations – I know this because I have watched groups like this, set out at one time, leave one at a time, over a period of days.

      1. Laura (PA Pict)

        I am wondering now whether I would take them all as a group, having viewed them as one item, or whether I would just take one. Actually, being trained in British manners, I would probably feel I shouldn’t even take one and leave them for others.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          That is how some people feel, I know, because they pick up an item, even arrange them, but don’t take one, for whatever reason (I count if you pick it up then it interests you).

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, I’ve made a lot of these over the years, always pretty small, but I guess they could be any size – and I have decorated them all kinds of ways. Quick to make and very funny to look at, I think.

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