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Spring 2013

Sewing

When I started planning my exhibition I decided that I wanted to incorporate live models into my show.¬†Although they will only be present on the opening night, I think it … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mishima Tests: Post-Firing

The results of my mishima tests are in and I would call them successful. I’m happiest with tests 1A and 2A which used the Bailey stain of frit 3124 and … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Andrew Martin Critique

This past week Andrew Martin was a visiting artist at our studio and I had the opportunity to have a short critique with him. He gave me a lot of … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mishima Tests: Pre-Firing

A couple of weeks ago I posted the results of my underglaze tests¬†and briefly mentioned my plans to use the underglaze with a mishima process in conjunction with laser etching. … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Laser Etching

On Thursday I began making some progress with laser etching. I tested two different power/speed strength combinations and wasn’t fully happy with either one but now I have the chance … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Underglaze Results

The results of my underglaze tests were not very successful. Not only did the underglaze not fuse well to the clay, it literally came off in sheets. The Pearl Grey … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Technical Information

This post is for my own reference regarding my tape casting clay body recipe and firing schedule. “More Vitreous” Tape Casting Body 12% Alumina 50% Nepheline Syenite 38% Silica Tape … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment