I love to doodle and have been doing it since I was a young child. Like when I was supposed to be listening to the teacher in class or to the professor while lecturing in college – Lol. My doodles are being brought to life with my ceramic beads. Let me show you!
This is fired ceramic bisque so it is porous. That makes it not stick when I press the wet clay on top to transfer the image. Then I use an exacto knife or cookie cutter to get a final shape. This first picture is random lines, dots and circles placed in somewhat of a pattern.
These are simple line animals that take on a new life in clay and with different glaze techniques. The finished piece has the lines sitting 3D on top of the ceramic base. You will see a finished disc in the last picture.
These doodles are actually textures taken from an old crocheted doily, a piece of burlap and a sea shell. So nature and items around your home can give interesting results, too.
Here is the swirly circle with little line accents. I cut it into a 40mm circle and made it a large disc by putting another hole in the middle. I glazed it in shiny ice blue. This is a fun cabochon, too!
I have a board on my Pinterest page with lots of doodling ideas. You can find it here:
I welcome you to try it with other craft mediums, too. Have fun! Michelle McCarthy