[quote name='Carolyn Dorr' date='30 April 2013 - 06:27 AM' timestamp='1367324830' post='33847'] Do you feel that it is important to have a sketch book to capture ideas?
I admit to having a poor memory, and I know that if it doesn't make it into the "book", it is not likely to happen... so I always have a book available to capture ideas and inspirations. I found that the most important thing is to go back and review the book.
yes of course, to help with memory and don't lose an idea in your head. We have all this going on in our minds, it is really freeing to have it written down so we don't have to remember. I use it to work out a design. When I get stuck I can work it out several ways on paper quicker then go back and finish the piece. One thing just a quick drawing not a finished one. I also get ideas in the middle of the night have a pad to write them down, they are gone in the morning. There is a drawing Abb you can get that is free for the iPhone, I'm learning to use it. Still love the pencil and book first!! That is another thing I have learned get a book, don't use just a piece of paper, I have a book in the truck, house and studio.
Yes that is what I did, thought I was doing the right thing so would not stick! Thank so much! Will follow your instructions!!
Ok if you made a mold using clay and bisque fired it and then sprayed it with oil and clay is sticking -just rebisque fire it to burn oil off. Then only use corn starch or talc as a release as noted in above post-no more oil. Mark
uote name='sad duck' date='11 March 2013 - 03:35 PM' timestamp='1363034119' post='30761'] I have made several molds and I'm having trouble with them sticking! Earthenware clay bisked it,using Earthenware clay. I put spray cooking oil on the mold, still sticks! Any one know what I'm not doing right? Sad Mud! [/quote]
I use metal and glass and one old two-piece plaster mold, all as press molds. I use plain ol' Argo Corn Starch, brushed into all the little parts of the design and so far it has worked great. Any corn starch left on the piece cooks off in the bisque firing. I used a cheap cooking spray on a metal mold when I first started using it. It stayed sticky after many uses, so I just started brushing corn starch over it and keep on using it. Maybe the earthenware is still too porous to use for a mold. I'm not knowledgeable about earthenware, but someone is certain to give you a better answer soon! [/quote]