I documented each part of mould 4 in photographs and made a video. iPhone 7, iMovie 10.1.12
The peat slices I made by taking clay on to the Moss (I'll refer to the site and the peat bog by it's local name from now on) and slicing it and leaving on a heather bank to dry. It picked up lots of dead bits of heather, moss and leaves. I sliced a couple … Continue reading Summary so far
On Friday, after I finished the five-part slip casting mould, I made a two-part press mould of the 10% small plaster model of the peat slice. I am planning to press mould raw clay blocks for stacking, incorporating additions from on site, like leaves etc that were on the raw slices I was experimenting with … Continue reading Press mould
It's been a week of working with plaster. It's very process heavy, each stage has to be completed flawlessly (or almost) in order for everything to work in the end. The process of cutting peat is carried out in several stages also, and very labour intensive. Cutting, laying, stacking, drying, collecting usually with a tractor … Continue reading A week of plaster
After a jet lagged sleepless night I was thinking about the site - peat bog - how it was starting to unfold into earth fire and water. Could I mould/cast 3 different materials:- Earth - raw clay with elements from the site leaves moss grasses Water - cast glass Fire - ash glazed saggar fired … Continue reading Elemental
While I was on campus Richard helped me make a new plaster orginial flask, and a new 3 part mould. I wanted to slip cast from a new mould as the old one had problems with the neck. I wanted a smoother, thinner flask.
The paper clay flasks haven't been shrinking enough, maybe only 10%, so to get the small flasks I've made half a flask to mould. It is around 12-15cm tall, so will fit in the palm or can be worn. I've sent the drawing of the Holburne Museum and the passport off to be made into … Continue reading Small moon flasks