I haven't done a lot of clay this summer, but I have enjoyed messing around with some paper clay I made. I added a bunch of mushed up and wrung out toilet paper to some recycled white earth. I beat the whole thing with an immersion blender until it was a smooth consistency, and let it dry to a workable body.
She is actually an awkward size, too big to comfortably hold, too small to work on easily on my stand. Live and learn!
She is pinched and hollow. One very nice thing about paper clay is that I can go back to it when it's too dry, moisten it, and continue to work.
The top photo is her more or less finished state. In the bottom photo I have begun to add various coats of slip. There's still a lot more to do.
We drained the pool and have been madly scrubbing. Toes crossed we get water next week so we can enjoy a bit of swimming. It's been time consuming as I am still building up my stamina but totally worth it.
It doesn't seem possible that we are in the last week of July. Summer is passing way too quickly.
I do hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
As always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*