Look who I saw peaking out of her little hole in one of the olive trees today:
A sweet little bronze birdie called "peek-a-boo", coming out to say hello.
As I've been working in steel clay for the last couple of weeks, I thought I should re-try bronze again. The steel clay requires firing in charcoal - as does the bronze and copper clays. I've had good success with the steel clay firings so figured I'd use the same set up for the bronze. I made two little pieces - one will have to wait until next week! They both fired well and easily. I was using fastfire bronzclay. The bronze was lovely to carve into - soft and sand-like. The firing was only 2 hours from start to finish.
I think she has taken up permanent residence in that tree and I'm going to leave her there and see if anyone else ever finds her! Remember, if you ever come and visit - don't forget to look for peek-a-boo!
Gosh - week 35 of the year already and September starts tomorrow. That means only 17 more birds to make this year for our year long challenge!
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