Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The first Matchbox Show was at the 'Clay Energy Conference' in Gulgong earlier this year and it's long-term goal is to gather a collection of 5000 matchbox artworks to be exhibited at the International Ceramics Conference in Finland in 2014.
Titled - 'Box of Tricks'
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
R is transfered onto the leatherhard clay tile in usual manner. Sgrafitto is generally a technique of scraping back into clay covered with slip, as seen with 'J' . I'm challenging logic with this one, letting go of rules and exploring, which some potters may ask "why?" I guess at this stage of the alphabet it's all about experiementing and I say why not! So instead of applying the slip I've just scraped into the clay body direct then brushed the red slip inside the R imprint and painted the border.
A bit of fun, not sure what the end result will look like, fortunately I can rescue this if need be after the bisque firing. S transfered with a light pencil imprint as a guide, then wax emulsion applied to outline the letter and the border to act as a resist from the pressed in organic matter and to create a negative space with the letter, hopefully! In theory > the organic matter is pressed imprinting the clay and will burn away in the firing resulting inverted spots and the letter S will be revealed by the smooth surface.
Below is a close up for a clearer view - Quinoa grain is used and burnished in with my Tigers Eye polished stone for securing and reassuring a definite imprint.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Within these 3D segments I want to incorporate some form of movement using old wheelbarrow and pram wheels - in the image above both pram wheels move, and the image below gives you a visual of the 3D effect that's being created.
It's starting to look a little like the internal parts of a watch or a clock, on a grander scale, the piece measures 1.1mtr.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I'm over the moon that this particular piece has presented itself ready and representing as the image for the exhibition.
a close up...
Miniature Totemic cubes
Medium - Hardwood, steel, found objects & Stoneware Clay
Various heights - H 120mm to H240mm