Saturday, October 15, 2011


This is bread craft , here small birds are perched on a small tree. Everything from the tree nest and the grass to birds is made of bread dough.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here are the pics of lotus flowers.

Monday, September 26, 2011


FOR the last two and a half months practically  I have been breathing  and speaking clay flowers ,clay flowers only.  This clay art actually originated from Europe as salt dough and cold porcelain , then it has gone to Japan and from there it has been passed on by the artisans to Thailand. The Thai people has developed this to greater heights and it is they who have transformed these flowers in to the most amazingly realistic looking flowers.While All those participants have been doing lotus and orchids  should I be lagging behind?  Here I am doing lotus flower and I can't  wait to put these though I am yet to assemble these.


 Dasara , the festival of  dolls starts this week so today is the last class, two tiny fridge magnets have been completed.

Friday, September 23, 2011


As I told earlier my sis-in-law and her friend started cold porcelain yesterday first one being small magnets and wreaths. Here the base and the flowers are fully hand made.


IT s been so long since I last blogged. This is partly due to my clay flower schedules and  mostly because I didn't do any new projects. Now the classes are over I have started my regular classes {read: forced to start , due to the sudden enthusiasm of my sister in law and her friends} so I will put some new posts and projects from now on.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hi   ClAY FLOWER ART.NET  is conducting  a workshop of imported clay flowers in Chennai and Bangalore during july and august this year.   For all the details please visit the link below:WORK SHOP DETAILS  i

Monday, April 18, 2011


This is another CP doll and all these dolls are going to be  somebody's show pieces.  so I have to make another set of these.


This is yet to be finished work of bread craft and thai clay flowers.  


Here, March and April months are the busiest years because of the exams and if the child is in tenth or twelfth then tension for the parents as well. I  being a mother of twelfth std kid went through the treadmill and for the other kid the results would be declared before march  and by april their school start again for the next academic year so preparation for that too like buying books etc.
        My friend has done some CP dolls , I have learnt  those dolls from her.  Here I have put up these dolls and some of the unfinished works of my students as well.  

Friday, March 25, 2011


Hi. It seems I have started working again. Right now I am doing wedding decorations and some unfinished works.Here I have posted 2 bread craft photo frames.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I have made photo frame using cold porcelain and a doll which is still in completion. soon I will post  them. As some of my thai clay flowers were sold, I have started making again. 


Its been almost two months since I posted last.Due to several reasons such as functions and my son's board exams plus very importantly my laziness I didnt post as much as I wanted to. But last week's catastrophe in Japan shook me and it came as a jolt to all. I could not take my eyes off to what was being shown in the media and a single question keeps coming to my mind again and again. WHY? why should such calamities occur and why should god punish those innocent and hapless people. Our hearts reach out to them and our prayers for the reconstruction of japan.

     As I write this, the third reactor has also exploded and god only knows as to what would happen if the radiation spreads.This should serve as a warning for developing countries for want of nuclear energy. A country like japan couldnt cope up with this kind of crisis what  do we say about our country which is not at all prepared for these kind of situations.

 My sincere Prayers and wishes for those who survived in the  disaster for the return of normalcy of life and peace.

PHOTOS: courtesy YAHOO!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hi to whoever is reading my blog lol . It is once again treasure hunt i.e  searching old works. I found out a photo of bread craft photo  frame today. so  I am writing here excitedly. And one more unfinished work of small wall plaque which is also bread dough only. I will upload the unfinished work tomorrow.  In this photo frame, the frame is made of hand made paper, the strawberries and leaves are made of bread. Once again strawberry. It seems I made plenty. :)

Friday, January 21, 2011


the birds and the fruit elves are also my oldest works. I have made these two tinting the dough with oil colours only. I didn't paint them after finishing.  Wooden base is used


Its been a while since my last post. Pongal came and I was very busy with purchases for my brother's wedding, I simply couldn't find time to do anything new. I was rummaging through some of my old works I found two of my oldest works. they are cold porcelain works done long time ago.
                              Cold porcelain is known as LAMASA in India I don't know the reason why it is called so. I learnt this when I was in Bombay, i.e some fifteen years back. At that time 3D clay works were in vogue like bonsais, murals  and clay fountains. Bread dough art was picking up too. And suddenly everywhere lamasa classes mushroomed. And recipes were sold for a fee . {You can sell anything in Bombay}. I also got my recipe like this .Here the tricky thing is how to cook the dough and I am sure whoever gave the recipe wouldn't know because they also did what I did.i.e bought but not learnt. The recipe said mix all the ingredients and cook on a low flame. I have made this dough several times each time something  would go wrong.  Little bit over cooked the dough became rubbery, or it will be too sticky. After so many attempts my day was made, I got the dough right. I fell in love with CP because of its smoothness and finish. But this is certainly not the same as the one made in argentina or brazil. The thing is the secret lies in the glue which gives elasticity or stretch to the flowers. What we make here using fevicol as glue is good for dolls but certainly not for flowers, you can't do the frilling with this. Anyway, I do love to make dolls and I made several but I had a few photographs only.
                           I have made this doll using cp , this is my first doll. I have used oil colours to tint the dough, and my son's broken TT racket is used as a base. It is not a great doll or something like that but I cherish the memory because the dough I made is good for the first time. The photo graph is also not that good.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Today I have made another strawberry arranged on a wooden spoon.

Friday, January 7, 2011


three more bonsais have been made today. apple being the smallest and chinese balsam  looks nice and cherry is yet to be finished.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Today we made arrangement of sweet peas on a small ladder. I have put yet to be finished arrangement  here since the person who made  wished to take it immediately. We started some mini bonsais too.


New year has come and I took  flower class  after a  gap of almost a  month. In the mean while, I got to do three more wedding plates for a friend . One  is a saree tray in which the colour combination should complement saree colour which is yellow. Hence red and gold back drop. Another tray is an octagonal tray with ring box.
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