Just playing around with left over pieces of clay, I made these little pill/needles cases that can double as Christmas tree ornaments.
It's fun to try new ideas like this.
Each piece is about 2 inches long: A bunch of celery, carrots and beets and a single asparagus spear.
They are hand molded, hollowed out and a tiny cork is glued in to make a stopper.
They are glazed with a clear glaze and an application or layers of liquid stain thinned with water to make the finish look like watercolor.
I worked from light to dark, layering color over the last after it dried. I couldn't get a vivid red for the beets, so I used fingernail polish just as you would use a lacquer--after all, that's really what it is.
Maybe I should think of making fruit and vegetable whistles?