Just a quick note on something interesting that has happened with this piece, that i would like to develop further. This experiment was made using two slip casts. At the soft stage they placed on top of each other and allowed to sag into each other, almost as if they are supporting each others weight. When dry the pieces where fully rounded with no cracks... however when removed from the kiln they had both cracked in exactly the same spot. As if the pressure of their 'Bodies'
Playing with paper!! Handmade paper pushed into plaster moulds...completely different quality to the other materials i have been exploring but i do really like the delicate nature of it; very fragile. I also like the possibility of being able to stitch into it or even dye/draw onto the surface. I think there is more to be explored with this material... #Soft #casts #Paper
Wax is yet another material that is hard to the touch yet you know you have to handle it with care because of its fragility... I like this quality in a material. Again it links subtly to the 'women handcrafts' as wax was one of the first materials women where 'allowed' to sculpt with because it was soft enough for their delicate hands. I particularly like that wax when set can be heated and reworked by melting it gently and allowing it to do its own thing. Allowing it to bend
Latex is a material i have not used for years... and i really don't know why i stopped. I love it! Its instantly bodily and its draws you in to have a feel, whilst simultaneously repulsing you. The softness of the material is interesting as it at first seems very fragile, yet it is really strong. It can be pulled, stretched and manipulated and will still return to its original shape. I also like the ephemeral quality to it, the fact it is a non permanent material that will no