For my first assignment in class, we were to buy a shoe and customise it to our inspiration. I decided to bade mine on bakery/sweets/desserts. Because in the past I use to do decoden, I decided to incorporate it into my shoe as I thought it went well with inspiration. The fruits are made from Polymer clay and painted with acrylics, glazed with sparkly nail polish as I left my glaze at home. The Swiss roll heel is made from Air drying clay and painted with acrylics. Both the filling and piped cream is white silicone.

I added more piping but don’t have a nice enough photo so this is the near finished design! Pretty please how it turned out!

Sculpting legs today, kill me! Getting the angle from shoulder blade to elbow looking proper is generally tough for me, even harder when I haven’t sculpted in ages! And even more so since I had to pick a complicated pose for this guy.

The back legs are going to be even worse!

The new compact Earth Wool & Fire ceramic studio.
This is where my magic now happens.
If you have liked what i’ve made over the past year I hope you will also like what I have planned for 2015.
New work from new ideas from a new studio in a new year :-)x
Alan. Ceramic artist.
earthwoolfire.etsy.com earthwoolfire@gmail.com


New Penguin Charm tutorial!


Mask Casting Tutorial

Made for my Darksiders II Death cosplay

*My English is not the best but I always try to explain it the best I can, apologize if any errors.*

My page: www.facebook.com/m.cosplay

Materials Used

  • Oil Base Clay | $9 2lb
  • Rebound 25 | $30 Trial Size
  • Free Form | $25 Trial Size
  • Smooth Cast 300 | $25 Trial Size
  • Thi Vex | $3.08 
  • Mineral Spirits | $12
  • Female Head | $60
  • Primer | $1-4
  • Acrylic Paint | 95c


  1. Sculpt the design you will use.
  2. When you finish sculpting to make the clay look smooth and take away your finger prints use a little bit of mineral spirit. Can be with a brush or sponge.
  3. When you complete your sculpt prepare Rebound 25 (with no thi vex) and use a brush to apply it (this layers will be thin) , tap it with the brush so it can get all the details sculpted. (apply every next layer when its tacky)
  4. Pour some rebound 25 in a plastic paint palette to make the keys.
  5. Apply 4-5  layers doing the same WITHOUT thi vex.
  6. In the last layer of rebound 25 make at least 4 oz of A and 4 oz of B. If you want you can make more but it depends what size is your sculpt. Then when you mix them together start applying thi vex to the mix till it get like a paste. Use an ice cream stick to apply it. At the end start sticking the keys when you finish applying the rebound paste.
  7. When the rebound its completely dry use free form to make the base.
  8. When the free form its dry you can take everything out and clean the clay inside and cut the excess of the silicone. Make sure every time you take out the silicone put the keys in the right place.
  9. Prepare the Smooth cast 300 same measurement A and B mix it and pour it in the mold and slush it around. MADE THIS STEP around 4-6 time. Here can see and example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6DEPBP4lWM
  10. When you done with smooth cast step take out the mold clean it if necessary cut any excess with a dremmel and then use apply primer.
  11. Paint it , apply details you want, straps , etc whatever you want and you are done!
Soft Conductive Clay Shows Promise For Future Batteries


by Txchnologist staff

Your future superthin smartphone’s power might be coming from a lump of clay. Drexel University materials scientists say they have developed a conductive and moldable clay-like substance that can store significant amounts of energy.

The material, called MXene, is made of two-dimensional titanium carbide particles that like water, a characteristic that turns it plastic and shapeable. It can be rolled flat into sheets tens of microns thick and made into any shape. This dough-like quality is a big difference from other materials that are being investigated for the next generation of batteries and supercapacitors. The researchers say competing materials are hydrophobic and cannot be shaped so easily in the same way.

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