We are still working on the Clarice Cliff inspired vases. Four layers of paper maché have been applied to the balloons and now it’s time to design the handle/s.
Clarice Cliff used many different shaped handles on her ceramics, so the young artists had plenty of inspiration to come up with their own idea.
Rolled up newspaper wrapped in masking tape (and a pipe cleaner for the more adventurous shape) were used to make the style often seen on jugs. The famous triangular shaped handles used on her teapot designs, were created by using 2 pieces of card cut to the desired shape, with newspaper rolled up and sandwiched in the middle to give that 3D effect. Once this was all masking-taped together the handles were attached to the vases with tape and paper machéd over.