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Sweetcorn Demonstration

new_angie (5229_0) Welcome to my second project demonstration. The oranges demonstration has earned such praise, I thought it was time to extend to a new one. In this project I will show you how to make sweetcorn (I'm not sure what our American friends will call this one ...). The leaves are made by a different technique to caning, one I call stacking. The main body of the corn is made by a clever trick with a claygun. Read on to see the fun in action.
804_6_claygun1 Soften and warm your clay, if necessary add a little mix quick until it's almost sticky. This helps it to extrude and also to stick together. Put a little in your clay gun and extrude a couple of millimetres.
804_7_claygun2 Press the top of this with your thumb until it sticks together and forms a skin across the top of the clay gun.
804_8_claygun3 Very gently extrude a little more of the material so that little bulges form on the surface. With practice you will get used to looking for the moment just before the skin gives out. This is when you should stop.
804_9_claygun4 Using a single sided blade carefully run the blade over the surface of the clay gun so that you take off the whole circular 'skin' and leave the metal almost clean.
804_13_corn1 Make a tiny cone for the centre
804_5_corn1a and wrap the circle around it.
804_14_corn2 This forms the naked corn cob.
804_0_stack1 To make the skin form a stack of green and a thinner layer of olive.
804_1_stack2 Cut and stack it
804_2_stack3 many times
804_3_stack4 to get very fine lines.
804_12_slice Very carefully cut wafer thin strips of this stack.
!! CAUTION You will find that this takes rather a lot of practise and you must follow the safety instructions for the use of blades !!
804_11_wrap Wrap the corn cob with this skin, the thinnest bits at the top.
804_15_finished The finished item.

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