Tuesday, June 8, 2010
- One Tie plate - 50 cents
- One 24" long threaded rod, 5/16" dia - $1.76. I would have preferred an 18" long rod instead of the 24", but the store did not carry the 18" length.
- One packet of nylon lock nuts, 5/16" dia - 98 cents. You only need one lock nut from the 2 that comes in the packet.
- Two nuts 5/16"dia - 20 cents
Monday, June 7, 2010
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010.
Venue: My home studio in Placentia. Class size is limited to 8-10 students.
Time: 9 AM to 4PM. One-hour lunch break at noon.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This is the completed piece. It is mounted with a stainless steel pin into a solid textured aluminum block.
The issue arises when it comes time to fire the piece, first in the bisque fire and then to Cone 10 reduction. Due to the shape of this piece, I knew I had to create some kind of a support or scaffolding to prop up the piece during the firing process, and one that is strong enough to withstand a high fire at Cone 10.
The scaffolding was made from paper clay with a combination of dry-to-dry and leather hard-to-dry joining techniques.
Creating a piece is one thing, completing it is another. In a piece like this where there is no stable base for the piece to rest on, I had to devise something. Paper clay allows me to easily "engineer" this support to accomplish this end.
For the story behind this piece, click on this link.
This piece is in a private collection in Orange County, CA.