Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Thursday, 27 September 2012
|Photo by Chris Park|
So here is the wonderful MAC bus, where our plates and cups "Made From Fife" are being shown along with works from 6 other artists, in the exhibition, "Kingdom of If".
The bus will visit the schools, community centres and events like the Big Tent that books it. For information on where the bus will be going to, please contact FCA&C (01334 474610) and for information on how to book MAC, contact Janet Klak (08451 555 555 ext 472779).
Friday, 20 July 2012
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Here are the plates we are going to use for our Made From Fife piece, along with the material sieved out of the clayey soil.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Everything has been glazed, ready to put in the big kiln. Nervous times indeed. "I'm putting all my eggs in one basket" by Ella Fitzgerald keeps singing through my head.
These are nervous times for us, as we get to the end of months of work and present our work to the kilns to do there bit. Through heat, soft pliable clay irreversibly transforms into a hard rock like substance. It is an amazing change, but can often present us with surprises.
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Here are all the stones, gravel, sand, twigs and leaves that was sieved out of our selection of clays, collected in a fine selection of containers found close to hand. The job today was to work out the exact ratio of waste to clay used in the making of each plate, so that we can represent how clayey the soil from our various locations in Fife is.
Some of the QR codes don't work on the plates taken out of the biscuit kiln a couple of days ago. Luckily, bisque is just soft enough to scratch with a scalpel. It is still hard work, though and takes me the whole morning.
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Friday, 13 July 2012
We decide to make a Scottish-style dresser in MDF. We had considered having a beautiful dresser made in Scottish oak, but we felt this might detract from the plates and cups, and they story that they are telling. It may be that an oak dresser will be required, but at least this dresser will act as a model for that one, in terms of getting the proportions and sizes correct.