Making of Buddhist tsa-tsa sculpts in natural clay

Making of Buddhist tsa-tsa sculpts in natural clay


Welcome in my kitchen! Today’s sculpts will be made of local, natural clay. I use a brass mold. This step requires a fair amount of strength 😀 All the details must be visible. I like to smooth out the rough edges Then I cut out the excess clay. Each tsa-tsa is unique, because the details come out a bit differently every time. I also leave the back “raw” as a kind of hand made signature. All my tsa-tsa will be numbered until I reach 1000 sculpts. Tadaaaa! All tsa-tsa will be baked in a ceramic oven. The best ones will be coated with metallic oxydes… Then they will get a transparent enamel finish. The process will require 3 baking sessions It takes weeks to complete a batch of tsa-tsa’s because the local ceramic artist only starts the oven when it’s full, to avoid unnecessary pollution. Moverover, the first baking takes about 20 hours… So this selection of colored tsa-tsa’s will be sold on Little Buddhist’s shop to finance my project. It will pay for all the materials used to make the sculpts, and for the oven. The remaining tsa-tsa’s will remain natural clay colored They will be scattered in cityscapes and in nature like the syllables of a Buddhist mantra You can find our more about the project on my website http://www.littlebuddhist.com You can also follow the project on Twitter and Instagram The links are available under this video! I regularly publish photos and videos To share these moments of creation with you If you like this video please give a thumbs up! Thank you for watching! 😀

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