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mongraffito

Member Since 18 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2016 09:23 AM
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Looking For 3D Scanner And 3D Printer Possibility

20 February 2016 - 09:23 AM

Hello

I make small-medium size clay and wax statues. Im living in the Netherlands, could not find a 3d scanner shop who could scan my statues. 3d printers is a bit easier. 

I intend of making small versions of some of my statues, printed in plastic. Any tip for an address in Holland or close countries, much appreciated!

thanks

Mon


Please Help With Glazing For A Newbie

17 February 2016 - 07:19 AM

Hello

Im a painter with a love for ceramic (and porcelain).

I made several medium (20-40 cm tall) statues in clay (heads or human body)

I fired them at a shop here in the Hague, Netherlands, where I live.

 

There's something I just dont get (from books or videos I watched), regarding the glazing phase.

Here's what Id like to know from someone who actually did this:

1) I can glaze the fired statue with a brush dipped in a glaze sollution, right? (Ive only seen videos of people diving the pottery in a glaze bath.)

2) once that glaze layer is dry, can I wrap the statue in paper/etc to transport it to the kiln? This kils is some 4 km away from where I live and I can only go there by bike...

3) I saw several videos or read some books that mention different temperatures of firing the glazed terracotta. Im not sure this shop will do different temps for me. They're a general art supply shop (for sculptors) which also have a kiln.

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.(please keep it simple, Im not an expert) 

I am still in the phase where I struggle with armatures for my statues, discovering which size is appropriate for what kind of detail. I have Phillipe Faraut books and 2 dvds but couldnt find this info there.

Thanks a lot!

Mon