Fimo clay mama horse, approximately 6" long and 6" tall. Every color in the design is actually a different piece of clay. There is absolutely no paint used whatsoever! Each horse is one of a kind, no two exactly the same. Designed by Jon Anderson of Fimo Creations.
Using a technique based on the ancient Millifiore method of glassmaking, Jon combines different colored canes of fimo clay to create an illustration roughly the size and shape of a large loaf of bread. The loaf is then stretched to double its length and cut in half; this process is repeated over and over each time reducing the actual size of the original image until it becomes the size of a small coin. The small canes are then thinly sliced into mosaic tiles to be used on the different animals. This process is the same for each unique design, and each animal is made up of multitudes of different images, amounting to hundreds of these tiles being hand-applied to each sculpture. Each stage of the process is done completely by hand. Once the tiles have been pressed onto the animal form, the piece is cured and then fired for a period of hours, further reducing the images and tightening the spaces between the individual tiles. Finally the eyes are applied to give each animal its own special personality. After cooling, the sculptures are hand sanded making them smooth and silky to the touch.
Each stage of the process is done completely by hand. Because the animals are individually handmade, no two are ever exactly alike. Once the design tiles are all used, the design is gone forever. This renders each piece unique and collectible.
Product Code: Fc479-041