The full structure is built and the 1st layer of the textured surface is on. It has been every bit as challenging as I hoped!
The next stage is developing the surface to enhance the flow of the curves. The clay with extra grog added will go on in layers using ever-smaller tools. It takes a great deal of time but it will leave fascinating, subtle surfaces and edges that are also very strong.
In these early stages it can look distractingly chaotic. Any part that just doesn’t work well can be removed and redone.
It was lovely to have Mick and Janet call in to give me their objective feed-back. And some gorgeous flowers for my birthday! I will get in as many people as I can to double-check how the piece is being read. The Red Kite is becoming very clear. Bringing together the Dragon will be the trickiest bit.
Wow! Love the arching wings – Sue and John from Crynant were really impacted by their visit – saw Sue at National Botanic Garden.