The Prism 2019 theme is ‘Fragility’ and knowing just how robust the process of making the felted figures is I really can’t imagine them as fragile. However by combining clay with the fibres on wire would create a fragile form – the fibres being burnt out in the kiln….
- I am not a ceramicist! – I did experiment with this technique during my degree but is was rather unsuccessful.
- Finding a kiln – could ask the lovely people at Brighton University where they have huge kilns that I used to experiment and the Phoenix centre rent kin space – not as big….. or I could pit fire the pieces myself…..
Chris Dunn – great teacher
First attempt 22.10.18
Looks good – shows potential however the clay cracked on drying and on further research realise that I should use a paper clay…
As I have already bought a large slab of stone ware clay and a pot of slip I need a recipe!
- Paper clay – Ceramic art network and advice from a friend to add about 1:2 clay slip to torn-up loo roll to make the slip.
- Adding paper to the wet clay – interesting personage.
Next… paper clay making!