Having been born in the city of Edmonton, Canada, I was baffled when a friend told me about the Mad March Hare and suggested my incorporating it into this article. Of course I’m familiar with the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland but isn’t it the Hatter that’s Mad?
There are a great many materials and methods that can be used for sculpture. What you choose depends on the design of the project you are working on. Clay modelling is a wonderful technique but it has its limitations when it comes to more delicate, larger or complex forms. For example, a sculpture of a horse would be difficult using clay alone due to the slender legs and the weight of the wet clay bearing down on them. In such a case, you could build your sculpture using an armature. Continue reading “Using an Armature for Sculpture”
Clay is a wonderful malleable material that can be formed not only into sculptures but into functional and decorative ceramics. It is the feeling of the clay and the oneness with it that not only produces objects but also leads to a relaxing meditative experience. Continue reading “Making Pottery Without a Wheel”
When I was studying at university, it was a time when health and safety was just beginning to be a big deal. We did wear our Mickey Mouse ears when using power tools and respirators when working with resins and solvents. However, this practice wasn’t generally carried out when one wasn’t working.
Stories of spontaneous cumbustion in the print studio were told. Smoking was taboo! (Do people even smoke anymore?) No one really wanted to go up in flames. I do remember unusual food cravings … Continue reading “Solvents and Solutions”
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