There’s no such thing as scrap clay – well not for me – I find so many things to do with clay left over from projects I rarely have much scrap.
If you make items to sell it may not be economical to look for ways to use scrap. However, if you do this for pleasure like I do, and make items on a small scale you might find working with your scraps helps fuel your creativity.
Here I make suggestions for all levels of scrap, from left-over canes to those muddy clumps of clay.
Here’s my video of the ‘Totem’ / Micro-Natasha technique mentioned below.
Kaleidoscope canes are great if you have excess canes, or have canes you just don’t like. To get the repeated pattern, all components need to be consistent for the length of the cane, so are good for canes you have no more use for – even canes you think are ugly can look great when combined in a kaleidoscope cane. You can also add long ‘sausages’ or strips of a color. You’ll find a lot of tutorials for these, or See my steps in making a kaleidoscope cane from left over canes and also here.Continue reading