First I mix the colors, using my pasta machine.
Next, I make a Skinner blend:
Then I take a clump of scrap clay and shape it into the shape I'd like in the end:
Now comes the tricky part: wrapping the sheet of clay around the "base", and then smoothing it out:
Yay! It's beginning to take shape! Now on with the texturing. I use the "wrong" end of crocheting needles:
Et voila! We got ourselves a creature!
Now into the oven it goes...