Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2010 grad show!

Ok some of these photos are not so good...I imagine Poli will post some better ones up on FB but I'll get some better ones and tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just in time

Even though I did 'just' get it done, it was perhaps because i set my self a rather ambitious task. I'm pleased with the result.

Great show ! um assessment

Ana's layered, printed painted kiln piece
Nadine's production piece

Sarah's production piece

Nadine and safe

Katie Ann and SHINY apples

Deb and Callum



Assessment day Nov 2010

Ok, this might be blurry but it does show the movement in the work

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A sign of things to come

Here's an idea of how it is coming together, imagine 3 more pieces and a centre.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bright light and hot metal

Marcus (with the beginnings of a bad cold) made the support table while I passed the salt (tape measure, clamp, screws etc)
I love the sparkles

I watched behind a mask but my skin got red like bad sunburn

more sparkles

the spiderweb aka maze support

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

mutantmaterials blog done!

At bloody last

The final 2 maze pieces are in kiln 11

this is the last time

I'll make a sheet of wax this size,
cut it into strips
make a model
mix plaster and silica
steam out the mold
clean the mould
clean the glass
mix the fire clay and grog
put the molds in the kiln

Maze pieces done! Due to come out Monday(the day before assessment)

Monday, November 1, 2010

centre piece goes in

I made a mistake, fixed with fibre paper

My test piece is back in here

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Samhain or Halloween

or really on this side of the world it should be Beltaine, celebrating the arrival of summer. However I am up to my eye balls in theory so I may just light I candle.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I need to go here...soon

Hooper Bearings Pty Ltd - 690 Botany Road, Mascot NSW Australia 2020

Lunch at Clipper with Bridget and Deb

Bridget is in town because of her show..which opened last Tuesday night at Glass Artists' Gallery. An opening is not quite the right arena for catching up so lunch was arranged (even if I should be writing an essay instead). Though really friends (especially those who don't live in Sydney) are more important than essays!

Maze support

After a chat with Marcus on Friday (or was it Thursday?), he is going to weld me some support for the maze a kind of cartwheel affair that we will attach to the table will be, after all about 60kg or so...

This morning Dougie drove me to Mascot Steel for the primed SHS 25mm x 25mm 3mm. Cubular steel I call it. Nicole was very helpful..and told me about Hooper Bearings.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Maze section E and the centre

It took a while to melt and remove the wax from the centre piece. My poll on whether to paint the model people or not resulted in mainly 'unpainted', a few 'painted' and one 'mixed'.
my improvised steamer (and apple)

The centre piece (mark 2) mould ready for the Kiln (and glass) on Monday

Section E  model ready

What colour shall I wear?