Saturday, September 10, 2011
Sneak Peak of Once Fire
Here's a sneak peak of the once fire wall sculptures. The top shelf looks fine, I'll unload later. These sculptures take up a lot of space in the kiln lying flat. I added two half shelves to get two more in this load. I could order two more of these large shelves, but I'm wondering if I could fire some of these standing up. I'd probably have to use kiln posts to keep them upright and that might increase the temperature in the kiln. What do you think?
To be more efficient I could make pieces which fit better on the shelves. I never think of that when I start working though. Might think about that now, since I'm trying to reduce electricity consumption. If I had some smaller pieces I could have fit them in, but I didn't have any made.
My blogging friend, Judy, suggested I try Dorland's Wax Medium for a cold surface for my wall sculptures and tiles. Gary happened to be in Orlando so I had him stop at Sam Flax South. They didn't have Dorland's but had Gamblin so I had Gary get some. I'm excited to try this and other surfaces on my work.
What do you think of the white background behind the Gamblin supplies? That's a piece of white foam I grabbed to take a quick photo. Not bad for diffusing the overhead fluorescent light in the bathroom (yeah, it's my unofficial photo room). Hum, might have to try using that foam to photo pots. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.