This afternoon I glazed my porcelain olive bowls ready for their final firing. I used a white mat crack glaze on the outside of the pieces and varied colours on the interior. I initially wanted some kind of metallic glaze for the inside of the bowls but realise this would mean I wouldn’t be able to use them for food. I opted instead for orange, red, purple and turquoise interiors.
Hi Folks, this is my first blog post for what I hope to become a place I can document, share and record my ideas over the next few years, whilst researching my PhD.
I plan to spend the next few years building my own house and workshop and contents through 3D printing all the tools I will need.
This week I have started thinking about bedroom lighting and ceramic items. I 3D printed some press molds last week from my home 3D printer. I was restricted by the scale I could print from my M3D as it has such a small build plate size
One of the trickiest things about using the a press mold direct from the printer in plastic is it’s lack of porosity. Plaster molds will soak up some moisture from the clay allowing for some drying and making it easier to remove. The final results were a little wonky due to this.
I was thinking about smoothing off the press before using it. However I wanted to see what the effect of print lines would have to the texture of the porcelin. I was quite happy with the finished texture. I’m looking forwards to getting them fired and glazed.