Cooking up a fork.

Finally used my vinamould mould with beeswax. I haven’t had a wax induction yet so the making of this took place in the kitchen. I like the quality of the wax. Next I am going to soften the wax in hot water to manipulate the shape, I need to trim the edges first though.


What’s the difference between clay and ceramic? 273 degrees.

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Ceramic hand modelling workshops. Here I have created three reproductions of a jug bought from a charity shop on Albanny Road. They have been slab built and coiled to build a similar shape to the original. Soon I will use augmented reality and film making software software to animate my works and make them interactive.


Handy hands.

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Modrock mould of hand and fork. Three dimensional workshop experimentation of the use of modrock. I think that alginate would have been a more suitable material to cast with as it picks up more definition and sets a lot quicker.


Getting hot and sticky.

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Open access workshop using Vinamould, it works a bit like silicone. Here I have taken a mould of a fork which I plan to use to create multiple wax forks that can be bent and twisted. It fits in with my 3D design brief in which I plan to use mundane objects that I will manipulate using Rhino. It will be printed out using a makerbot and finished by hand. I’m currently developing my ideas for the project to be presented this Friday.


Finding the end of a ball of string.

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Embossing samples using string to create textures in aluminium sheet. The textures are really delicate and a lot of detail is represented. I like this style of work. It doesn’t work for my box project but I’m sure I can find another application for this method.


Finding the end of a ball of string.

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Embossing samples using string to create textures in aluminium sheet. The textures are really delicate and a lot of detail is represented. I like this style of work. It doesn’t work for my box project but I’m sure I can find another application for this method.


Hand weaving time.

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Hand woven cassette tape and string on a loom I put together during A Levels. I used spray fixative to make the material a lot more sturdy because it is too flismy. This material has a sticky consistency after being sprayed so can be sculpted and moulded around objects.


A second original.

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Finally got the chance to use my mould after a week of it drying. We used slip clay that is made by the technicians, as this is the easiest and most productive way to create work. The slip is poured into the mould and left for 20 minutes to form a “skin.” Because the mould is so small I let the clay dry soild instead of tipping out excess slip. The mould took an hour to dry. Once set I cut away the joining lines that are left by the mould and used a damp sponge to improve the finish. It will be fired in the next few days.


How long is a piece of string?

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Spot welding workshop turned experimentation day. One of the concepts I have decided to work with through the idea of time is the saying “how long is a piece of string?” It’s something my Mum would always ask me when I’d as an unfathomable question. I have also been working on felt pieces to be used within the box sides and as an interior. Hoping to fill my hourglass with salt this evening.


Stitch a lovely day.

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Stitch room open workshop. Went for a cheeky trip to Llandaff campus for a basic induction so we can use their machines and equipment anytime the workshops open. Already got my eye on the needle felting machines.