Thursday, January 29, 2009
moldness. this is the area of my brain now. part mold. starting see everything in terms of molds..like could i make a mold out of that? what steps would it take.. are there undercuts..i am going to attempt a two piece mold today. i told myself to wait until next week, to concentrate on one-piece molds this weeek..to hell with that, life is to short in the studio. the time is now. make or do not make..there is no try. yoda was a potter i believe, or at least friends with one. most of his food vessels were made out of clay...space clay. okay..i have made four successful molds so far, i am waiting for them to cure, before slipcasting starts. the plaster goes through a chemical process that gives it strength and porous-ness. the ability to wick water away from the liquid clay(slip)..here are two drinking vessels, that will be cast after this blog entry. i like taking my time on the design, i don't throw these thin, the walls are thicker than my normal work. this gives me a better edge in refining the form. i am not pushing the clay to its structural limits. i like thinking about the design as a set. how will six of these look together? i am excited, for once i get a good formi will be able to make exact sets. this is very different from my throwing style, which focuses more on alike-ness, than exactness...more pics later..