I'm having a sale on my ETSY and FOLKSY shops. Grab a bargain! More items will be on sale each day. Watch out for my new work which will be available in September. Here's a sneak preview ............
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Sunday, 12 August 2012
|The form I wish to take a mould from|
|Cottling around the form|
|Resulting mould with cottling removed|
|Better looking mould|
|Our Mabel guarding the mould|
As the weather has been kind over the last few days, I took the opportunity to make a couple of moulds in the garden. It's such a messy business, it was great to take advantage and do them outside away from the clay in my studio (clay and plaster do not mix!). The stages are shown above. I was a little rusty as I haven't made a mould for a couple of years. A few teething errors in gauging how much plaster to use then realising the resulting mould was too big (and heavy) but I'll remember next time. This (hopefully) will be a drop out mould so the cast piece should slip out.
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Friday, 10 August 2012
|Mrs Mabel perusing the clay hoard|
|Bone dry clay/Slaking clay down in water|
|Sieving the resulting slip|
|A tub of sieved slip|