Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Clay Frog Whistle: An Organic Look ...

Here is a frog clay whistle (top and bottom). The base is wheel thrown (see previous post). The frog is from a mold that I I made from a small toy frog one of the kids brought home a gazillion years ago. The holes are supposed to resemble plant material. We'll see what I can do when I glaze it.

The most exciting thing about this whistle is that it has FOUR holes! And I can play ACTUAL songs on it (Like Happy Birthday to You and Old Suzanna).

I found that the easiest way to make a four hole whistle was to make the holes before making the mouthpiece. Before I was making the mouthpiece first, then poking a hole, then adjusting the hole, and so on. This way is SO much easier.

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