Tuesday, 23 February 2010

composite deconstruction....

and the destruction, i made a few pieces to get me warmed up on the composite idea and totally destroyed the first one today....

i was watching show on the teev last night ol Gavin McLeode doing his tour of Europe and revisiting the historic architecture and culture...and all that..

so he's wandering around this old ruin and marvelling at some frescos that survived a lava flow and remarking on how these English guys toured Europe and took all the stunning ideas that they saw back home...

so they were developing their skills for classic architecture and i was thinking well nothing much has changed wherever the ideas for the forms came from we still make them.... there's something about getting the proportions just right similar to the human form and how numerics play a part in getting things looking just so...

anyhoo back to my forms, well the first one i joined too soon and it just went all over the place, i tried to pull up some of the base form as it just didn't 'look right' well it looks right now back in the bag for the next one!!

heheh form 2 is all plackied up and can wait till i return to the studio after working on the table, that starts again tomorrow...

ciao for now...



9 comments:

  1. girl, you do have some patience!Those tile tables and now this! I took a workshop on making big pots by joining parts and I wanted to pull myself apart by the end of it! Look forward to seeing the finals :)

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  2. hey trace, i know! they're so much fun...start again on it soon...more throwing and refining to be done..

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  3. Very cool. I like how you are referring to your initial drawings because I really liked them as well. Go girl!

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  4. Nice, Ang!!! I can't wait to see them together.

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  5. hey cindy yeh i really like those trad strong curves and it always proves a challenge to reproduce them in stages...

    hiya connie, getting there a few more goes and i'll get closer to that shape..i might add some more grog too make the clay a bit stronger..

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  6. Hey, Ang. I've struggled off and on with biggish two-piece pots and had some small success. But three? Yikes. Getting a continuous curve out of three would be interesting. Too soft and the whole thing sags, too stiff and you'll never reconcile the curves. Better you than me. And I owe you some ash glaze recipes, don't I?

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  7. hey hollis a rather large challenge i know, i used to make them years ago and yesterday i was dodging a warm studio and a fan creating too much draft, hence the disaster..i am at this point considering coil and throw...i'll give it a few more goes yet.. ooh yes please on the ash recipes..

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  8. hi ang... i did a whole bunch of those 2 piecers a couple years back. i didn't try to throw the second section after it was attached, i tried to complete both sections and just put them together. as you can imagine sometimes you're lucky and sometimes not. but it's fun because you never really know until they're attached but looks like you're having fun either way. i like the video in the next post... i like the relaxed conversation ala doug fitch's videos. i also liked the part where you picked up the pieces, in a way better than a photo because the scale is easier to understand with you hands in the frame. busy busy busy you are

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  9. hey jim yeh i like that part, seeing what the pieces form when they're together and breaking that down in the throwing.. also enjoying the feedback that this lil project is delivering...learning learning... more fun tomorrow...!

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