Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Making fine porcelain

Here are some molds draining after being cast yesterday. 5 saucers at a time. The molds are made out of plaster, from my original shapes. After they drain, they are set on wire shelves to harden further until I can remove them from the molds to trim them. It was cold outside, but warm in the studio. Perfect for casting.

This is what the a plate looks like after it comes down from the drying rack, ready to trim. The trimmed clay goes into a bucket for reclaim.

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1 comment:

CarolGert said...

It is nice to be able to view the making of some of the dishes we eat off of every night. Six of us had soup last night and ate from six different potters' art. We talked about what each bowl had in it and how we enjoyed it's shape. Felt a bit like including the artist for supper.