Welcome to the Tika's garden. A place full of imagination. A piece of clay can be modified into many things.
You are kindly invited into my garden.

October 1, 2011

Little cat sculpture & giveaway

This summer was a cat summer for me, because I've made so many cats :)
They are made in actual size, but our dog doesn't chase them.

Today I prepared a tutorial for you:

You need: piece of clay or air drying clay like DAS clay,
potter's needle or toothstick, brush and slip.

Roll out cone-like shape.

Roll out another thiner coil and spheres like on picture.

Shape the biggest sphere into the cat's head.

Score and slip the head and the upper part of the body.

Score and slip the tail and attach it to the body.

Split one of little spheres. This will be cat's feet.
Score, slip and attach them to the body.

Other two little spheres flatten a bit and attach it on the face.

Make the eyes with the other side of  the paintbrush.

Make tiny eye-balls and  nose.

Attach them to the face.

Draw the mustache with a needle.

And our little cat is finished.
This is how it looks from the front side,

and the back side.

The hole in the bottom will prevent the cat from cracking
during drying process.

This is how it looks like after drying, bisque and glaze process.

I decided to give away this cat to one of my blog followers (old and new ones).
Leave a comment on this post and I will pick a random lucky winner next sathurday.


  1. You make it look so easy to create such a fabulous piece! I'm a true cat lover so I love this one :)

  2. Your tutorial is very well written and your cats are sooo wonderful! I love your shop and I hope to win this little cat. Or any cat. xoxo

    Andrea Seiler
    Supporting Artists Team Captain

    Thank you!

  3. Oh wonderful, I love seeing the start to finish, very cute!! I follow with gfc - Kimberly W
    Halochanel at gmail dot com

  4. hellooo

    i love your cat so much..
    i have a giveaway too


  5. I love this - thanks so much for the chance to win it :)

  6. Great tutorial. I love your ceramic cats!

  7. This kitty needs a good home where all her talents and cleverness will be admired and appreciated. We have just the family for her; she will be surrounded by many lovely, hand-crafted items and I promise not to let the dog chase her. She will be well-fed and stroked til she purrs contentedly. Our doors are open.

  8. Fantastic and super-useful tutorial!! You know how I wish to take again some clay in my hands...This little creature is so beautiful and funny! I'm a cat lover too...hope to be the lucky one!
    Have a warm and nice October! Tiziana

  9. I love your cats! Can't do anything in clay my self, but is a real fan of your artistic work!

    Have a nice day!

  10. I love your blog! I just discovered you through your facebook profile's posting on Isla New York's fan page :) I have a kitty named Tika so I had to see what you create.

    This little kitty is soo cute! It would make a great addition to our kitty loving (we have 4) home!

  11. Oh my, as a rather new cat owner my collection is non existant and this would be the perfect start, Thanks so much for the chance!


  12. Hello! Thank you for the tutorial. I love your work :)! Hope I get a chance to win :) :)!

  13. I did! Take a look at my blog: http://acaciaazevedo.blogspot.com/2012/01/kittens-and-bowl.html
    Thank you!!! :)

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