Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Work in Progress


I started this piece over the weekend and I completed it late yesterday evening. The technique is something I've been toying with for a while now but this is the first time I've tried using this layered, fringed technique on a larger scale in porcelain. I usually work quite small in porcelain. I used a plaster mould for the basic structure of the piece, which I began by laying a thin slab of porcelain about 5mm thick into the mould. I then pressed the clay in gently , trying not to stretch or tear the porcelain.


I'm quite happy with the piece, it's now drying out before it can be fired. Hopefully it will dry and fire well. I plan this piece to be a part of a triptych making up a small group. I'll keep you updated with the progress. :)

4 comments:

Lisa said...

WoW... stunningly beautiful ~

Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics said...

oh wow, this looks amazingly fragile and delicate. I hope the firing goes ok - looks like you spent a lot of time working on it :)

coelho said...

oooo she looks beautiful - love it!

Carla da Cruz said...

Thanks for the comments :) I spent about 2 days working on it, had to work quite quickly because of the clay drying out and getting to the brittle stage. Porcelain seems to do that very quickly.