Monday, July 18, 2011

Pillow Pet: Beagle

This tiny ceramic Beagle is a pillow pet. Nell Corkin occasionally includes one in her 1:144 scale houses.
To make one I start with a small plaster batt as a platform.  Using a paintbrush I build up the pillow and the animal on top one drop of ceramic slip at a time.  After the bisque fire the figure is painted with under-glaze colors and then glazed.  The fine details are added with china paints.