We are using the business model canvas to work through different aspects of setting up a business. Week 3 we have to speak to prospective collaborators/partners/clients as we need to get a match between our business values, goals, aspirations etc and the values and goals of our customers before any business is viable or sustainable. … Continue reading customer discovery questions
We have been put into groups to discuss an aspect of the business model canvas, I am introducing our subject, feasibility. I thought I'd work on the text here to help with the reflective piece later. When it comes to setting up a creative practice, It's common to start as business because you love doing … Continue reading Feasibility
Relating to the previous post where I was thinking about studio names, I thought I'd start reflecting on the creative entrepreneur course as I go along as I need to write a reflective piece at the end and I find it helpful to reflect here as I go along. Week 3 and I've to speak … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneur course
It's been a year since finishing my MA, and I've been taking time - both to continue making and also to focus on what I want to do going forward. I feel the need to register as a business, but first find a way to describe myself and my story in a succinct, understandable, short … Continue reading A year on
The flasks vitrified well in the firing thank goodness. I need to pack them so I can carry all 30 in hand luggage on Thursday.
I've been posting the progress of the flasks on Instagram and made a couple of collages on the process of making the plaster block and the image transfer investigations.
The parian flasks are ready for their bisque firing. I made around 5 in the studio Wednesday/Thursday, I exploded one in my hand while I was cleaning it, so I decided to open the slip casting weekend sweat shop at home to finish the other 10 or so. I found the parian slower and more … Continue reading Parian flasks
The 14 porcelain flasks went into a bisque firing on Thursday. The ink seems stable, I will put them into a final firing to vitrify them. I started on the parian flasks, I'll try to make at least 15. Porcelain flasks out of the kiln after bisque firing
I moved the slip casting to the kitchen over the bank holiday to maximise time to make the flasks. Then I had to move the greenware to the studio today... The lugs in particular are very delicate so it was stressful to move them to the studio. I managed to re-attach all the ones that … Continue reading Transferring the greenware to the studio
I've spent the last few days slip casting with porcelain into the new mould. I had lots of problems, which turned out to be the mould hadn't dried out properly. I left it overnight, put it in the oven at a very low temperature and it dried out.