- Last Updated: Monday, 02 June 2014 17:21
- SC-11 Blue Yonder
- SC-15 Tuxedo
- SC-13 Grapel
- SC-24 Dandelion
- SC-27 Sour Apple
- SC-74 Hot Tamale
- SC-88 Tu Tu Tango
- S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
- CB-106 #6 Script Liner
- CB-110 #10/0 Liner
- CB-602 #2 Soft Fan
- BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
- Designer: Marcia Roullard
- Skill Level: Basic
- Time: 2 hours
- Prepare a ¼” slab approximately 8½" x 14 for all the robot parts: body, feet, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, cylinder top and bottom.
- The lid & base: you'll need 5 circular pieces: 2-3", 1-2½” and two 2” pieces. Set aside one 3" piece for the base. Stack the 2½” on the 3" piece, then stack the 2" piece on the 2½” piece. Score and apply slip to each piece prior to stacking. Score and attach the second 2" piece centered to the bottom of the 3" piece. This piece serves as a lip to keep the lid from sliding off the cylinder.
- Prepare body according to cylinder directions; attached base using 3" clay circle.
- Cut holes in the center of the lid for any wires or parts you wish to add.
- A toothpick was used to create indentations around each row on the lid.
- Legs: cut 2 strips approximately 1-1½” wide x 4" long. Using the 1” dowel, wrapped in paper (so the clay doesn't stick to it) as a form, wrap the clay strips around the dowel, trim and cut as recommended in the cylinder formation directions. Attach to the bottom of the cylinder.
Note: The legs should provide stability and protect against wobbling or tipping. The legs may need to be reshaped into oblong ovals to provide better stability.
- Eyes: Cut two strips of clay ½” wide x 3” long for the eyes. Use the ¾” dowel to make eye sockets - as above with the legs. Slip attach to the eye sockets to the body and poke holes through the eyes sockets and through the body for light bulbs.
- Ears: Cut two pieces of clay 1” x 2” and two pieces ¾” x 1½". Texture the smaller pieces. Score and slip attach the smaller one over the larger then score and slip to the body for the ears. Cut holes for the fuses.
- Cut a piece of clay ½” x 2½”, texture it. Score and slip attach for the mouth.
- Cut a piece of clay 1 ¼” x 1 ¼””, texture it. Score and slip attach for the nose, bending it to curve it out.
- Roll 14 small balls of clay and attach in-between the eyes and ears - or however you wish to - to create eye brows.
- Score the body to add texture to it. Allow to dry.
- Bisque Fire to shelf cone 04/05.
- Using a CB-602 #2 Soft Fan, apply 2 coats of SC-11 Blue Yonder to the body and 3 coats of SC-76 Cara-bein Blue to the legs.
- Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-88 Tu Tu Tango to the mouth. Apply 2 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the first layer of the ears and 2 coats of SC-13 to the upper areas of the ears and nose.
- Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-24 Dandelion to the inside of the eyes and 2 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to the outside of the eyes.
- Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the beads on the sides of the eyes and detail the mouth.
- Using a CB-106 #6 Script Liner, apply 3 coats SC-74 Hot Tamale to the bottom and top ring on the lid and 3 coats of SC-88 Tu Tu Tango to the center ring. Detail with SC-15 Tuxedo.
- Apply S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing. Allow to dry.
- Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.