Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Cake stand, not a cake in sight...

Today I have something unfinished to show you.  What's that?  When do I every show you anything finished?  Well, yes, you're right!  So nothing new today then.

Me and wonderful mum went to a class to work with porcelain clay and make a 2-tier cake stand.


We've taken a class with Katie Almond, the class tutor, before and loved it, so had no hesitation signing up for this one.  I absolutely love Katie's style and you should go and check that link out, even if you have no interest in pottery, it's inspiring for many other crafts.  

Above is a sideways picture (it's round, why did I feel the need to turn my phone round??) of the bottom tier of my cake stand.  I think it's the top.  I used some acrylic stamps which came free with a magazine to stamp the dress-maker's form, the Singer and the tape measures.  I then coloured them with glazes.  The light blue patch on the right hand side is where I rolled a piece of lace into the clay to make a nice texture.  I'm hoping the glaze on that area comes out very pale, I'm kind of wishing I hadn't painted it now.  I made all the buttons round the outside and in the middle and had the idea of making them spotty or stripy as well as solid coloured when I realised how hard it was to paint the sides!


I cut out a small tag shape and some stamped letters which I very carefully painted with a very thin paintbrush.  I have no idea how this will come out!


Here we have the top.  Possibly.  The blue lines are where I impressed an open zip into the clay.  I only painted the tape, leaving the teeth unpainted.  At the bottom is a button jar and some stamped buttons, along with the handmade buttons that I've glazed.  I got the idea of doing the mini bunting from another girl in the class, she was doing big bunting for her tea party themed plates.

We should be getting the finished pieces back any time soon, then I'll put it together and show you how it turned out.  Fingers crossed my painting hasn't ruined it...




8 comments:

Rachel said...

I hope it comes out well - it certainly looks as though it should. Have you seen Cathy Daniel's patchwork-inspired ceramics?

Sandra :) said...

That's going to be TRES cool when it gets fired --- surprisingly, the zipper design is my favourite part, LOL! ;)

Sharon - creativity and family said...

They look great, what a special cake plate, just in time for Christmas! x

Jo Ferguson said...

You've been taking some very interesting classes. I love that you decorated your plate with sewing related items. It looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

margaret said...

once again you have mastered another craft technique very nice

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so cute! It's going to look gorgeous when it's done. Great job! :D

Anita said...

How groovy is your project!! Love the combination of
sewing stuff, very clever.
Cheers, Anita.

Jane Galley said...

can't wait to see how it comes out