Prompted by the initial success of the plasticine model, I made another little bed…this time out of ‘real’ clay (white earthenware). It was bisque fired, the headboard was glazed, and the coverlet underglazed (parts of it wiped off to reveal the doily pattern pressed in the clay). The bed is about the same size as a pack of playing cards.
The bedstead isn’t as delicate or pretty as the plasticine model’s, and I forgot to fold the covers down on this one. I didn’t add rowlocks for oars, either, because clay ones seemed too chunky. I might make them out of brass wire and super-glue them on, adding oars of whittled balsa wood. Or I might just wait until I can make another bed, and follow the prototype more closely when I do?
Ohhh, I don’t know… *sigh*
A pointless little project—wonderful way to pass a few hours—yielding a sweet but fragile dust-gatherer…