Brickwork Series: Brickwork #1 – Brickwork #2 – Brickwork #3 – Brickwork #4 I submitted this fairly rambling and defensive piece as an essay immediately before preparing my final. I’ve been trying to write up a “post-mortem” of my sculptures … Continue reading
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One of the frustrating parts of working with clay is how slow the process can be, especially when you’re still learning. It has taken over three months to get to our first glost firing. Let me define that jargon for … Continue reading
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Tried something different and layered india ink over my watercolours. Gave a very “noir” feel to the images, which was fun, and matched the moody lighting we run during lots of sessions. Continued using flesh tones over greens. Getting into … Continue reading
Paper clay is a confusing term. When you google “paper clay” you often get images of and references to papier mache and similar non-ceramic media. When I talk about paper clay I mean something very specific – a ceramic firing … Continue reading
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I mixed things up a lot for this week, and made an abortive attempt at sculpting – abortive because the paper clay I prepared was still too moist, so wouldn’t hold the necessary weight. Lots of media – pencil, some … Continue reading
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Had a much better session today. Last week none of my paintings felt cooperative. Started out with charcoal gesture drawings, trying to situate the figures in actual space as often as possible. After that moved on to pencil + watercolor, … Continue reading
I lied once, well, many times, but this is one time I did. I said there was an old metaphor in philosophy of science that “science is like a peach”, it has a definite form, but there is diffusion all … Continue reading