Part 2 on Casting a 3 Part Mold After the mold is cleaned and left to dry for a few days to a week, it is time to make your first cast. You can purchase straps to hold your mold together, or in this case, inner tube rubber, cut into strips. This mold is held together by inner tube rubber, cut into pieces Pour the liquid slip carefully into the [...]
Here are some images and basic instructions on how to tackle a 3 part plaster mold for doing slip cast pottery. I created this way back in 2014 and posted to a guild that I belonged to, but I thought it would be good on my own site! My own original sculpture and work. As for the spelling. Both are correct, sort of. It is mould in the UK and mold in the U.S. We [...]
I will be showing my work in Lakefield on the weekend of November 16 & 17th from 10 - 4pm.. This is a lovely show in a scenic location in Lakefield. It is boutique style, meaning that all of the artisan's work is spread around the venue, artfully displayed. This year is the 14th annual Christmas show, featuring the work of local and regional artisans. Entrance is free, but you can make a donation in [...]
I'll be participating in the Artisanity show and Sale on November 1 - 3 in Peterborough. This show includes many artisan crafts such as paintings, wood turning, pottery, gourd art, scarves, ornaments, stuffed animals, jewellery, quilts, felted items and much, much more. Free Admission, it is a fundraising show for the Artisan Centre, Peterborough. Takes place at: Knight of Columbus Hall, 317 Hunter Street, Peterborough Hunter St. & Rubidge St.
I just came back after a week away in Doylestown, PA from a course with Lisa Naples. She is a ceramic artist that I have long admired and I had a wonderful time. We were there a week and the seven other participants (along with me) all making our choice of sitting animal sculptures. We didn't know what the others were making until we got to the class. There was a kangaroo, a sea otter, [...]
The Kawartha Potters Guild had their annual show at the end of November and it was a huge success. All the potters' work was beautiful and sales were up by 20%. Here is an image of my own display for the show. Next year is the 20th anniversary and we are hoping to have some surprises for our visitors.
There was a lot of talk last week of the sculptures by artist Timothy Schmalz when his sculpture "Jesus the Homeless" was blessed by the Pope on November 20th. Prior to that, he couldn't get any church to display the sculptures. But of course, since the artist and his work got recognition by the Pope, someone has decided that the sculpture (a resin version) may be worth something. It's sad that an artist's work only [...]