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A fish dish in the making.    I said I was going to show my markmaking tools.   This is a selection of the natural bits of coral & shells etc that I use for making great patterns on the clay.  I also use lace and other fabrics, and plastic inserts from food containers etc  which usually make great patterns.  After awhile you tend to look at things differently.  For instance, my husbands slip on scuffs have a fantastic pattern on the soles which I think would make a great pattern so im going to give them a try as well.    Experimenting with kitchen items also produce great results, plus you clean out your drawers!!  Buttons and sewing bits & pieces also tend to have great patterns.