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  1. From the album: SCULPTOR

    A SMALL STUDY FOR A BIGGER CLAY PIECE,THEN A MOULD FOR A BRONZE AND RESIN SCULPTURE!

    © Barake Sculptor

  2. From the album: SCULPTOR

    A CLAY STUDY FOR A RESIN SERIES OR BRONZE, ABOUT LIFE SIZE SCULPTURE.THE ORIGINAL CLAY WILL THEN BE FIRED.

    © Barake Sculptor

  3. Im new to ceramics so sorry if I seem ignorant. If I were to make a solid sculpture, 2-6 inches thick, would I be able to get away without firing it? (I don’t have a kiln in my area) My idea is that I’d let it dry and then just paint it as it is. But would it be too fragile? Are there any adhesives or sprays I could use on it to keep it from breaking and make it stronger? It wouldn’t be moved around much. I'm using earthenware btw.
  4. Hello! So, I'm planning on making two gargoyles to protect my home. Sadly, my kiln is a tired old man and only likes to fire in earthenware. Anyone here have experience with this? I was thinking a heavily grogged terracotta that is fired to ^03 might be my best option, but I'm not sure. The statues will not be glazed, as South Dakota winters are lethal to glazed ware!!
  5. Hello, I wanted to make some large ceramic sculptures, but I will need to cut them because they will not fit in my kiln. Does anyone know how I could conceal cut marks on the sculpture on glazed areas? Thanks, Callum
  6. From the album: SCULPTOR

    DURING THIS LOCKDOWN QUARENTINE, USING MATERIALS I HAVE AROUND TO WORK WITH, KEEPING UP THE GOOD SPIRITS AND POSITIVE THINKING. I KNOW WHEN MON PETIT CHAT WAKES UP,ALL THIS BAD DREAM WILL BE PAST GONE. H 5cm x L 11cm x W 10cm

    © BARAKE SCULPTOR

  7. From the album: SCULPTOR

    I SCULPTED THIS STUDY LAST NIGHT,IT TOOK AROUND AN HOUR. BRAZIL HAS THE BIGGEST JAPANESE COLONY.THIS MORNING MY SPOUSE DID THE FLOWERS IN THE KIMONO! EVERYONE SAFE INDOORS. H 33CM x L 23cm.

    © Barake Sculptor

  8. From the album: SCULPTOR

    THIS SOLID CLAY STUDY FOR A BRONZE CAST. THIS GORILA ,IN A THOUGHTFULL STANCE,ASKING HIMSELF: '' HOW COULD HUMANS EVER THINK TO BE RELATED TO US? WE DON´T ENSLAVE OUR NEIGHBORS,WE DON´T PEE IN RIVERS WHERE WE DRINK,I DON´T KILL FOR SPORT,I HAVE NO INTENTIONS OF GOING TO MARS. NO, WE JUST CAN´T BE RELATED !!

    © BarakeSculptor

  9. From the album: SCULPTOR

    A busy mom trying to please them all !!
  10. Hello everyone, I am completely new in this field, my work so far has focused on plaster modeling. But soon I would like to start a new project, which requires a lot of knowledge in clay processing. I would like to make two fireplace surrounds (designed in the style of the attached plan), one for a decorative fireplace and one for a real fireplace which already has a cast iron insert whit a brick mantle. I would like to know for the first one, for the decorative one, I need to burn the tiles or not. It's about some large parts, for example 2 corbels 80x20 cm. Also I would lik
  11. From the album: SCULPTOR

    THIS CLAY STILL HAS TO BE BISCUIT FIRED,BUT I INTEND TO MAKE A MOULD AND IN A NEAR FUTURE CAST A BRONZE VERSION. I LOVE JAPANESE MONKEYS,HOW THEY ADDAPT TO A HARSH WINTER,SPENDING HOURS IN NATURAL HOT WATER POOLS! IT MEASURES: L 28CM x H 16CM x W 13CM

    © barakesculptor

  12. From the album: SCULPTOR

    BISCUIT FIRED, OIL PAINTED.23CM

    © Barake Sculptor

  13. Hello everyone I created recently this almost 2 meters large ceramic sculpture. Since the form consists from many smaller pieces I was able to create this large size format but I would like to keep working on big size figures and I don't want every one of them to be chopped. If possible I would like to avoid making molds, simply sculpt and put it directly to kiln. So I was wandering if you can give me some advises on what type of armature I can use that can go into kiln and how to create this armature in order to follow shrinking while drying or baking? Thank you so much in advan
  14. From the album: SCULPTOR

    BISCUIT FIRED.23cm

    © Barake Sculptor

  15. From the album: SCULPTOR

    BISCUIT FIRED CLAY SCULPTURE, OIL PAINTED.

    © Barake Sculptor

  16. From the album: SCULPTOR

    LOW FIRE CLAY SCULPTURE,BISCUIT FIRED.

    © Barake Sculptor

  17. I have a fully fired sculpture of a body. I need to attach the upper torso to the lower body. Each piece is about 2.5 feet high. The pieces fit together well and with balance. Thought I could use cement and clay but was told that it would not really work. Then there is extra strength epoxy. Any knowledge of suggestions would be appreciated.
  18. HNY everyone, I have a lovely low matt glaze, but I want to thicken it. So it gloops and drips, perhaps even foam. I've been looking everywhere for a glaze like this. I am a sculptor and I really love this Matt Wedel glaze. Any tips or recipes? Could there be an additive I can use to crystallise my glaze?
  19. Is it necessary to fire to sculpture to vitrification? If firing to cone4, will the sculpture be too fragile? I don't always glaze my items and detail with acrylic paints and don't want to take short cuts in firing to save money, if the pieces should be vitrified.
  20. Hi all, New here as a ceramic arts daily member, but i have been browsing this forum for great info for years! I am currently trying to make an outdoor sculpture for a project I am working on in architecture school. I am thinking about using Hydrocal® White Gypsum Cement to create my sculpture because of its durable qualities and hopefully easy to finish nature (please feel free to advise me if I am right or wrong on these, I am new to working with the material). The question I have involves casting the Hydrocal to create the sculpture. I am thinking about creating a holl
  21. If you can't fire piece, can you leave it dry and then paint it. I bought a sculpture made in the 1960s. The piece was not packed correctly and the base and about 1/8th of the statue broke off. Tried everything to fix it including drilling hole and putting metal rod in, glue, etc. Nothing worked, I had a 10 lb piece of clay around. I decided to ram the statue into the piece of clay, making a base . I incorporated the broken legs of the statue so that they "sunk" in. I carved out a 2 tier base and am letting it dry completely. The sculpture is heavy and about 27" tall. I tried to leave e
  22. Hello! I have been having trouble tracking down a suitable clay body for my kurinuki pieces. I had issues with 'S' cracks using the stoneware provided by the ceramic department, and I switched to HELIOS porcelain for a brief stint, but the lack of grog didn't appeal to me (I'm obsessed with texture). I mostly wish to do atmospheric firings, although I'm stuck with electric for the near future until I can track down a wood kiln near Austin. My main question is, would a sculpture clay body be suitable for carving to make my chawans, yunomis, etc? I'm thinking that with the higher groll
  23. Hi, I'm designing a number of sculptural vases and firing them using 05 and 06 glazes. The interiors are like the exteriors: sharp bends, undercuts, open spaces. I'm having a heck of a time trying to glaze the interior. Can you suggest any possible methods? They're too heavy to dip and have too many holes and gaps to glaze and swirl without creating a large mess. Perhaps I don't need to glaze the interior? Will it be waterproof if the outside is glazed? Thanks. Greg
  24. I am new to clay, both hand-building and throwing, and have been making images on pots in two ways- by painting in underglaze and by using commercially available texture mats and roller stamps. I would like to learn to carve into the clay myself. Can anyone recommend some good resource or resources to help me learn to do this? I would be particularly happy for book recommendations.
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