I was recently asked to make a few hundred clay Tuberose’s and this is the technique I came up with. Any clay will work. The clay I have used here is one of my favourites for modelling with, its Earthstone Special 160 from Valentine Clays.
Fired to 1060c (Cone 04).
What you will need:
2. Something to rest them on like toilet roll.
3. Some like a skewer stick if going on stems.
Making the Petals
You will need 6 petals.
1. Grab a ball of clay about this size:
2. Roll it into more of a sausage shape:
3. Flatten sausage to create this petal shape:
5. Stand the petal up showing veins at the front:
Making the Center
1. Roll up tiny sausage shapes and group together to make stamens:
Putting Flower Together
1. Put the petals around the center remembering you need 6 to fit:
Three should fit half way round like this:
2.Turn it over and smooth over petals and twist and turn to create a tidy back:
3. If they are going on stems poke something like a skewer stick up the stem and wiggle around:
4. Gently push over the edges of the petals:
As you can see I have a nice stand with holes on ideal for letting them dry. But you could just lean them over toilet rolls.