I took the first two fired pieces on site to see how the work will look when photographed in the timber ponds. I wanted to look at the work reflected in the water, how the work frames the view, how the texture of the parian works with the seaweed and sand. I went near sunset … Continue reading Photography and reflection
The previous two months have been spent drying out the moulds, cleaning each of them out with stoneware slip, then making parian slip casts. I chose parian for a number of reasons: self glazing, smooth and luminous, single fired to 1240. I want the pieces to be quiet and neutral, framing the negative space. Working … Continue reading First firing
The flasks are being sited in the museum on a long 3.25m wide window frame, with views of the architectural details to the side, eg the first floor window. This should tie in with the graphics of the building sketch on the flasks and the idea of the architecture as context. The reflections on the … Continue reading Exhibition design: Passport Flasks
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.