Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ceramics - Slab Bowl

Started work on the next project for ceramics today. We are to make a bowl using a slab of clay, rather than coil built. I used the slab roller to flatten a piece of clay and then laid it over the form I chose to use.

Then I just had to press the slab over the form, smooth and trim, and then once happy with the shape use a heat gun to set the shape a bit before removing it from the form.

Next will be decoration, for which I will use a design I came up with for the last project but didn't use.

However, I now have four weeks off TAFE as we hand in everything for assessment this week and then go on holidays. So I will get back to this in July.

I'm really looking forward to this holiday. I think my brain is ready for some down time after the last six months of study. : )


Adriana Meiss said...

Elaine, I'm having a vicarious experience seeing you completing so many assignments. Enjoy!

Elaine said...

Thanks Adriana. I'm looking forward to a rest for a few weeks at the end of this week as we take our end of semester break. We have certainly been busy over the last few months.