I have been making rose sculptures for many years now. It began in May of 2004 when I offered to be a volunteer at Coalport China Museum. I was doing my ceramics degree so wanted some experience. On my first day I was taught how to make roses out of bone china clay by a lovely lady called Mary who had been a demonstrator at museum for years. On day 3 of my practicing making these flower 3 visitors to the museum and asked me how many years I had been making them. This brought fits of giggles from me when my reply was 2 days! It seemed my apprenticeship in rose flower making was over. I was a complete natural. I remember just knowing I would be able to make them before I even tried. I had seen it being done at Gladstone Museum in Stoke not long before. I remember watching the demonstrator just knowing I could make them better, even though I had never made a flower or touched bone china before.
This voluntary role led led to being offered a job as very soon Mary decided to retire. So from then on I have done the odd days work at Coalport China Museum.
In November 2013 my flower people were born. I have used many clays and found a 50/50 porcelain and stone ware clay is ideal for a glazed finish. For a marble, mat or bisc finish I have found parian clay. Parian clay is hard to sculpt with as its not a sculpting clay, however I manage and just love the finish.
<a href=”https://www.cazamic.com/ceramic-flower-making/”>Click here to see videos of me making flowers.</a>
<a href=”https://www.cazamic.com/bone-china-flower-making/”>Click here to learn more about the making of bone china flowers.</a>
<a href=”https://www.cazamic.com/flower-making/”>Click here to see all my making clay flower tutorials.</a>
Below the ‘rose sculptures for sale’ slider, there are lots of pictures of ceramic rose sculptures I have created.