This figure on the left depicts a Rajasthani village woman wearing a gathered long skirt[ lehnga/ghagra] carrying water pots on her head. I use this as a stand for diya[oil lamp]. It is made from two empty wine bottles, the upper one placed inverted on the lower one, joined to one another by a cork. The bottles have been covered with old newspaper to give it the desired form and finally layers of kitchen foil provide metallic look. This item is also placed just out our main door and I usually light a lamp to welcome our guests.
This plaster knight on the right has been made by carving it out with a knife from a cylinder made of plaster. To add support to the structure, an empty wine bottle used as the base has been covered with wet plaster. This was my first attempt at sculpting.