The figurehead horse will be white

The figurehead horse will be white

galjon_06
A very thin layer of clay is enough to cover the horse.
galjon_07
Now the figurehead horse is all covered in a thin layer of white polymer clay.
galjon_08
I taped the stem to the workplate so I can adjust the figurehead horse to fit its shape.

As the scrap clay had all sorts of colors, I have to cover my figurehead horse with white clay as I want it to be white.

Some of the figureheads from this time in the 18th century were painted in all colors, but the figurheads my ancestor created were mostly white or red. The figurehead Prudence, the model for this polymer clay figurehead, is white.

 

Leave a Reply