I am currently finishing up Metal + Glass classes, deciding (still!) what to bring/ship to Brooklyn towards further experiments and shipping remaining items over to Iceland in March (when I return from Brooklyn).
The other day I stumbled upon even more folders of images from the 2012 trip to Iceland and have started to sift through them. A couple images show me with dreads… which are sadly, long gone. My hair is now past my shoulders and ‘normal’. 😉
For the past two weeks I have been pouring slip (porcelain) over various balloon shapes. I really like the results. The results- HA! I have only managed to successfully form one pupa-like form. The other porcelain forms have split. Either the ceramic dries/shrinks faster than I can pop the internal balloon-armature, or the balloon folds in on itself (inside the ceramic) causing deep folds, which are amazing to look at -briefly- before the clay grows too thick. I am sure an experienced ceramicist knows better, how to work with this material, for now I am experimenting towards simple organic forms that will be replicated or added to, in glass and I am considering threading and stitching these forms with wool. Anyways, here is the first attempt now bisque fired. This Bulb is very thin. Something I am looking forward to (clearly I am looking forward to the whole experience!!!) is the midnight sun. While I won’t be there long enough to experience the true midnight sun- by May 15th the sun will be setting at 10:36pm, rising at 4:15 am! Amazingly long days. Which is fantastic!Meanwhile, I have purchased a Dragon Weed Burner for the Raku kiln build at Gullkistan! and propane tanks for BBQing can be purchased and exchanged at N1 stations. Thinking I might have to ship over a garbage can lid with fiber cloth AND bricks. The local ceramic supply (in Reykjavik) is unable to help obtain items, at a lower cost then I can find through purchasing here, in Canada and shipping over.
Well, that’s all the procrastinating I can get away with for now! Thanks for stopping by 🙂