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naomi d.

Member Since 11 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 27 2010 08:56 PM

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In Topic: Interior Supports?

16 October 2010 - 08:42 AM

I had a former student, Tana Patterson, who went on to do life size or bigger sculptures. She coil built them. She separated sections as she built up by using newspaper to separate the edges...and just kept going. SHe came back to teach part time while I was chairing the dept. She was very fast in building these in my opinion. I will see if I have a pic to send you. One piece was featured in the book Ceramic Design.<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica; ">&nbsp;</span>

Thanks; I'd be interested in seeing that. My studio, despite being in NOLA, dries my clay out quickly, so I'm constantly spraying slabs and pieces. I've got the parts for the current piece wrapped in 5 plastic bags, with damp cloth on that, and it's still iffy. It makes smaller pieces tempting.

In Topic: Interior Supports?

14 October 2010 - 07:20 PM

Thanks, all. Anthony, I'm using Laguna c.6 porcelain, but plan to only fire to cone 5 (sag issue). I thought about a tube form, so your advice helps solidify that idea for me. I do know I'll need to be extra careful at joins to really smooth. Part of my brain still wants to push it and see if I can do it all hollow. I'm up to about 30 lbs. currently, so it will ultimately be around 50-60 lbs. Marcia, I think you're right, plus I started at the feet (tiny area where the weight concentrated). My second attempt I now have the torso set and will start on the extremities in the next few days. Christine and Riorose, I'd forgotten about the internal removal forms; thanks for reminding me. I had a teacher using Vermiculite in panty hose, which could be poured out after the shape had set up enough - d'oh! Sometimes I fear my brain is more interested in mirroring that of Homer Simpson instead of retaining useful information. All this is quite helpful, and I'll be utilizing your suggestions. Thanks again.