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Spring 2013

Color

A couple weeks ago I made the decision to integrate color into my thesis work. This is saying a lot for a person who’s spent the past 5 months fixated … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Holes and Mishima

In the past couple weeks I’ve been making headway with my finishing techniques and construction methodology. I purchased a Dremel and jewelry-scale drill bits to more efficiently make consistent, refined … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mishima Tests: Pre-Firing

A couple of weeks ago I posted the results of my underglaze testsĀ 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

Shades of Grey

When I began tape casting this summer I pictured my final products to have a uniformly pristine surface void of color or pattern. As time went on and I finally … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment