I've been playing around with a new form of Cold Processed Porcelain. It's lighter and stronger than the PMJ I was using and I get a lot better finish with a lot less work. and it's a LOT easier to make!
The stuff I've been making has evolved to very 3-D forms, some of them hollow, like the piece at the left. I can put different bath salts or even the tip of a Q-tip dipped in my favorite perfumes or essential oils in them so, once again, I can smell pretty without wearing perfume.
I'm really loving the way this stuff works up - the only drawback is the amount of time it takes to dry, which is significantly longer than the PMJ. On the plus side, I can directly tint the clay itself so I don't use nearly as much paint on the surface and I can make some really nice effects like tie-died, water colored, and marbled surfaces. Check them out!
To paraphrase a quote from one of my favorite Gerry Butler movies, "Madness? THIS IS CREATIVITY!" LOL!