Techniques & Tips

  • March Hare?!! Mad about modelling?

    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? So what does google say? The…

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  • Using an Armature for Sculpture

    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…

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  • Making Pottery Without a Wheel

    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.

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  • Solvents and Solutions

    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…

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