Thursday, November 19, 2009
Today we were fortunate enough to have a visit from fiber artist Erin Curry! She gave us a brief presentation on her work, introduced us to many beautiful natural fibers, demonstrated various spinning techniques, and gave a felting demo. What an awesome, inspiring experience!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I've been working on the mechanism for heliotropis mostly, and this week I will cast the bronze petiole plates, which will join the glass petals to the central hinge hub. The process I use is lost wax ceramic slurry- you can see all of the brown wax positives before dipping, and the chunky orange ceramic silica shell after 8 layers of dipping.