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troglomithrodite by KwasiRa troglomithrodite by KwasiRa
left side clay, right side quartz plus
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cloistering Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Inventive process, I love the merger of natural and sculpted form very much.
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KwasiRa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Thanks, cloistering.
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magbhitu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
i like this monster...what's quartz plus ? a special mix with rock in it?
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KwasiRa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
No, actually it's just stone that is part quartz and part something else I can't identify. With this one, as with 'Stone Girl' and others I haven't posted yet, stone provides the matrix on which the clay is 'sculpted.'

I'm pretty bummed these don't scan well. The clay face extends to the stone, but you just don't see the blend unless you're holding the thing in your hand. Guess I'm going to have to get a camera to capture the effect.
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magbhitu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
i would have thought the clay body would crack away from the rock during firing. great process. I often thing natural form - especial the rock in find in the mountains are perfect sculptural forms.
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KwasiRa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Since it's polymer clay, it isn't so much fired as baked. It only takes 275 degrees at 15 minutes to harden. After baking, it's not 'fixed' into the stone. I pop it out, mix up a little JB Weld, stick it to the back of the clay and fit it back into the stone. Once set, I add some more polyclay to blend the rock and the clay, then bake one more time.
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magbhitu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
wow! cool process. i'll say - great paint jobs then. I was totally convinced you were working in water based clay. I've seen similar effects with translucent glazes on porcelain
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KwasiRa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Most of the color is in the clay itself, though I did give it a raw umber acylic wash. Thanks for commenting.
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