Thursday, 17 May 2012

Another project I have been working on is the awards for 'The Media Innovation Awards' which celebrate innovative design and media in the South West.. This is my first live brief so it's been a little more pressure and a big learning curve! These are quite different from what I usually make, not usually working with glass, however I hope the designs are appropriate for awards. These are some experiments, trying different glass and firing methods.

One of my first maquettes, scaling the bowl up in size. The glass proved too much for the ceramic and resulted in some large cracks on the underside of the bowl. I have subsequently learned of the different cooling rates of glass and ceramic, so have put much less glass in the final bowls.

Three firings later, these bowls are nearly there, patiently waiting for their ceramic transfer writing. I have chosen to use platinum transfers as the metallic should complement the glaze well, whilst standing out.

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