The Making Of…Cologne Cathedral pendant

Last week I have been busy with my latest project and it took a lot of experimenting. I wanted to create an homage to my hometown Cologne and this pendant is the result of it. As a child I was always scared of the “Dom” because of its enormous size and because due to the pollution it looks very dark – though it’s not actually supposed to be black. The cathedral formed part of my art history exams too and as a student I had to learn a lot of facts about its history, the precious artwork it houses and how to accurately describe its architecture. You can find a lot of information about the Dom here

I bought the cathedral cookie cutters a while ago at the Cologne Christmas Market – they are quite big which determines the size of the pendant. I first started to cut out the cathedral in marble Fimo and also cut out the windows. Then I used a texture plate with the metallic blue Fimo and cut a circle. I then attached the cathedral onto the circle and with an extruder I extruded thick spaghetti in black. Unfortunately Fimo takes ages to soften and it wasn’t easy to extrude. I cured my first attempt and the result is below.… Read More

Happy New Year

In the run up to our departure we were not even sure if we should drive through the snow all the way from Cardiff to Stansted to get the plane to Cologne. It was snowing heavily in the morning, but we decided to go anyway, because our flight was not cancelled. We just got through the worst, if we’d set off an hour later and we would have been caught in massive traffic jams and possibly an accident.… Read More