So I found a ceramics class in Ogden and thought I would try the clay on my own and see how I like it. It is clear to me that this process is something completely out of my comfort zone. I can only hope that it will work into something that I like.
I think this was taken after the second time I worked on it. This process of having to keep the figure hollow and working from the base up has been a challenge for me. I think her torso settled a bit, she is very short waisted.
Added one hand, and her head. I had to keep the top of her head hollow because the clay was so soft that if I tried to close it up, it would have sagged. I lovingly call her Groot.
She got another hand, her head is almost closed... I am still thinking about not closing it and doing something. She also got ears. This process is a challenge for me... and I guess that it was I really wanted. The sculpting process is completely different than when I work with wax based clays. I'm not sure I like this, but I will finish her to the best of my abilities before I decide if I will try this clay again.