January 21, 2018

So, recently, I've been doing much more work with 3D models. Very much helped by having been lent a 3D printer. Its got great potential. But also some problems. The technology isn't in its infancy, but is still getting there.

But two things (at least) make it exciting. 

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January 15, 2018

So far today I have:

Carried out trouble shooting on the 3D printer that I am borrowing, turns out that the way to trouble shoot a 3D printer is to turn it on an off again! Good to know, that.

Researched what bread and butter product I might like to make for my ceramics...

December 5, 2017

Been a while since I’ve been here.  Views are slowly coalescing. The Grafton centre showing I did provided interesting food for thought, as has been some of the project development work. A comment from M on the course that “you are a perfectionist” struck me as strange...

October 10, 2017

Really enjoyed the thumb pots experiments, though frustrated about the lack of time to experiment with them. What I seem to like is the opportunity to sculpt the clay. Haven't really tried to use tools . Tried  a small experiment, smoothing the pot whilst wearing plast...

September 28, 2017

Been thinking about the tiles etc made over the last few days, and those we plan to make tomorrow. Whilst those tiles were only intended to be practise tiles with little/no long term value. As I reflect on then I am unhappy. I want everything I turn out to look like it...

September 27, 2017

Just finished listening to the colour purple on Audible, written and read by Alice Walker. One of the most moving and thought provoking books I have listened to for a long time. Recent listens include Crime and Punishment (Originally published: 1866, Author: Fyodor Dos...

September 25, 2017

Today was spent slip casting with porcelain slip/. One model in particular was very thin, left for less than 35 seconds in the mould. The way the slip  does (and does not) peal away from the mould is particularly interesting. That is part of the interest of slip castin...

September 21, 2017

So the first production piece is to be on the idea of a curve, a piece which visitors to the college can interact with, and is mainly ceramic. I have a number of  ideas in mind, but what is interesting is what I do and don't want the piece to be about. Firstly, it can'...

September 20, 2017

With a seeming inability to type the, always typing th e(whatever word) it has taken me an hour to get to this point in the blog. That will teach me not to say "isn't technology wonderful" just before I started this, this blog, thing.

Anyhoo, I am starting a new journey...

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