Thursday, February 3, 2011

I have several exciting projects and exhibitions coming up for 2011 and have been busy in the studio experimenting and making work.

One of the projects is an installation of over a thousand porcelain butterflies. I've been experimenting with different ways to make the butterflies- press molds, slipcasting and cutters. Here are some tinies I made using a cutter and very thin slabs of a white porcelain.

Each one is hand shaped to convey movement, refined with a knife once dry and then loaded into the test kiln. The container is full of broken ones- they are incredibly delicate while in greenware state.

Fingers crossed for opening the kiln tomorrow!

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