September 26, 2018

Been working for sometime on the design of a form which can be used to create a two part mould in a single print.

WHY?

Good question!  Well, partly because I'm not very good at making moulds the traditional way, and finding new approaches is partly what I do. Also becaus...

September 3, 2018

My connection with Swindon began through my HNC ceramic course at Swindon College. I now have good friends in the area, and am sharing in the Swindon Open Studios (www.swindonopenstudios.org).

It is exciting being involved in this project, developing new products, and o...

June 14, 2018

Mentions tools that can make mould making easier, a plaster/pva/water mix and a spreadsheet to calculate plaster volumes

June 1, 2018

Yeh! - somehow yeh sounds really cool (do people still say cool? - I think not! ) and very childish! But it also sounds very appropriate, as I finished the chess set I've been working on - and am very pleased with the outcome. More images can be found here! and if you'...

May 26, 2018

Well, the step by step mould is coming together. Three pieces cast in two hours at college. Now working on plaster with special additives of pva glue and de-ionised water, both of which come heavily Interweb and recommended. The latter also has various scientific paper...

May 21, 2018

Been working on a multi-part mould for a new piece. The piece was designed using 3D builder, software from Microsoft. The program provides lots of basic shapes, which I used to create  a "pleasing form" (at least it pleased me!).

The challenge is then turning that...

May 14, 2018

That, as you almost certainly know, is a line from Ground Hog day, one of my favourite films. 

In a way, it's a strange choice for a quote. My first thought was a comment on what it's like to decide unequivocally on your next career choice, as I have. But, the warning i...

May 7, 2018

I have often   said that I'd  rather spend 10 hours getting 1 thing absolutely right than, getting 10 things "good enough" in the same time frame. Actually I'd like to get 10 things absolutely right in an hour .

So, this Monday was a bit of an unusual eve...

May 1, 2018

In the event of a full power black out, I am now capable of stripping down and reassembling my Crealility CR 10 - S 3D printer in the dark. I have done it so many times in desperate search for what was not working properly.

I can now name by touch, smell, and probably t...

April 21, 2018

Well, it's been a funny old couple of weeks since I last wrote here

Partly that's to do with being in the Dordogne,  France ostensibly on a Rakku course. I say ostensibly because the level of actual training in Raku techniques and theory has been quite low.

But that does...

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