I haven’t managed to find a book on biomimicry by Janine Benyus but, have found one for architecture. So far it seems like an interesting read. Although I enjoy understanding how things work – the technicality of the book has me reading paragraphs numerous times as I loose concentration. Good thing i’m doing BA then. […]Read more "Biomimicry in architecture"
As part of the workshop that we could choose. I had decided to go for using plaster as a fine art material. I had planned to make an owl using an existing ornament but it seems that the plan is on hold for the moment. I first of all made a form of a head […]Read more "Plaster practice"
I have just complete my field presentation and i’m happy to say it went well. If i’m being really picky, i could have improved by fitting the presentation in to the four minute time slot but oh well. What’s done is done. I mean I never even got to show my drawings I spent all […]Read more "Field confusion"
Well I have other plans that I would like to do. The pots that I threw were too small for planters, so my sister has asked me to create some more bigger ones – raku fired. (Sorry Matt) I want to create three vases for my other sister so she can display them in her […]Read more "Creative choices"
As I was making my first vase, my friend had jokingly asked me to make one for him. He was getting engaged soon, so I thought it was a good idea as a small gift. He didn’t like my previous raku attempt and thought the effect was well, ugly – each to their own I […]Read more "Not so raku "
While raku firing I had told Matt about my desire to do some pottery throwing. Matt informed me about a tutor called Duncan who could help me. I then attended an induction course where I managed to turn out a few satisfactory pots. The experience was quite cool when using the wheel, however my work […]Read more "Chucking pottery "
I really wanted to try raku firing, since I saw it on the pottery throwdown. The uni held workshops and this was my chance! First day I decided to make a vase – basically didn’t know what else to make! Matt (techician) introduced a method called coiling which was effective when using raku clay. I […]Read more "Raku firing"