Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thai Clay Flowers

Hello Everyone,
                  First of all wish you all "HAPPY DASARA".
Today i will be posting "THAI CLAY FLOWERS"
        Clay flowers are made by hand from special air-dry polymer clay or cold porcelain With the help of cutters, where each flower has its own cutter set, the parts are cut from the still soft clay and then formed with specially designed tools. After drying, these parts are when needed, painted with necessary precision and then very precisely assembled into a whole flower. Clay flowers when made by a skillful artisan can be very realistic. This art is very popular in Thailand, from there it has spread to Europe, Russia and the US.And last thing to share...I had an opportunity to attend the workshop on "clay flower art" taught by Priya Nanthakumar in Bangalore.She  specially came from Bangkok to conduct the workshop in bangalore..I was the luckiest person!!!!!!

My first arrangement,,

Cattleya  is a genus of 113 species of orchids from Costa Rica to tropical South America.They are widely known for their large, showy flowers, and were used extensively in hybridization for the cut-flower trade until quite recently. This genus and the numerous hybrids come close, through their beauty, to the idealized picture we have of the orchids. The flowers of the hybrids can vary in size from 5 cm to 15 cm or more. They occur in all colors except true blue and black.
The typical flower has three rather narrow sepals and three usually broader petals : two petals are similar to each other, and the third is the quite different conspicuous lip, featuring various markings and specks and an often frilly margin. At the base, the margins are folded into a tube. Each flower stalk originates from a pseudobulb. The number of flowers varies; it can be just one or two, or sometimes up to ten.

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