One of the wonderful things about being a student… no matter how old you get… It really is the kid in the candy shop because you get to try out things. When you ideas you want to pursue, you get to try them out all over again.
When we want to make sculptures, we can use either wax or clay. Then, we pour plaster all over the form. If I have used clay, then I have to pick all of the clay out of the plaster in order to have space in which to melt my glass. If, on the other hand, I have used wax, I have to steam the wax out. I love the look of the wax dripping from the plaster and decided to use that to make my next group of handible objects for class.
Up to this point, I have been using coloured glass frit or coloured glass powder–hoping that the small particles would thoroughly melt into my desired form.
This set was fired on October 11, in kiln #5. Since the firing program was exactly the same as my first firing, I won’t include it this time.
The nice thing is that I am feeling more comfortable inputting the program into the computer.
And…other than I am not too impressed with the colours I was using, nothing really bad happened to my pieces in either of the firings for the Handibles project.