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Wall Tests

Made some small test pieces out of a different clay than I used last time. I much prefer the way I built these to the last castle because the brick sizes are all different. 157 more words

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Ceramic Artists

Marga Janmaat

Angela Weigl

Two different artists who made castle-like structures and used raku glazes.

I really like the aged effect that it gives them both, and in the case of the image on the left, by Marga Janmaat, I love the way she has left the steps unglazed, as though millenias of feet have stepped on them. 97 more words

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Glazes

Because the last time I made my castle, I didn’t fire it, the whole construction fell apart fairly quickly. It also absorbed water so quickly that the plants living in it dehydrated, and shrivelled up. 110 more words

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Actrylic laser cut

Using the test piece of the acrylic cut, I made some larger experimental pieces. My main goal with these was to see how feasible making something to fit the human form would be with each shape. 131 more words

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More prototypes

I lasercut some tests for the patterns- it took an hour and a half to print 1 sheet at the maximum size just in card, and the acrylic test sheet took over 2 hours. 147 more words

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Castle Remake

In order to have a more refined outcome for my archaeology project, I will try to remake the bricks and rebuild the entire structure from scratch using a more efficient method that is less likely to fall apart. 115 more words

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Acrylic

The laser cutter will only fit a maximum of 400mmx600mm.

Looking into the purchase of acrylic sheets to use for my dress. There is a range of colours on… 268 more words

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