Thursday, 12 August 2010

First Post!

Welcome to my blog, I am currently working on a range of new porcelain work but thought you may be interested in some past work. 
A recurring question from people who see my work is.. 'How is it made?' and 'Does it have an armature?'
Below is a series of working photographs from a piece I made last year.  The piece was a retirement present made to represent the person and his diverse interests, you can see the processess from start to finish.  If you wish to see all the photographs, just e-mail me!
Working drawing and initial 'wedging' of the clay to remove air bubbles.

cutting feet
forming shoes
rolling coils
forming and smoothing legs
coil building up to waist
forming waders
VERY smelly paperclay!
plaster bats
adding paperclay to surface
working paperclay on bat
using thin clay to form details
book detail
ice axe and camera
ski boot
checking it fits
trying scale of head
finished making!
details including: first aid kit, laptop, keys, compass and hand.
left for drying
In kiln with pyrometric cone to 1150C
after firing, a cream colour
1st layer of glaze and underglaze
finishing off - glazes will significantly change colour during firing at 1060C
details before glaze firing
Finished and with delighted owner!

1 comment:

  1. superb... great step by step photo session! good work!