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4th-Oct-2009 09:38 pm
 ok. christ i'm shitting myself.
in the last week i've: made a paper model, took a plaster cast. took a slip cast (ceramic). fired the ceramic, sanded it back to awesome sharp edges. made another 2 part mold.. from the 2 mold pieces took casts of the mold piece. made negative waxes. invetested them. heated them up to 570c. enter these pics...
 
  gathered a bubble. opened the end. heated up cane (that i've also made). picked the cane up on the end of the cone (from the pipe)
 gathered over the pick up. 
  blew it out a little, shaped it.
 mould out of the kiln, blew into it. Yuko(san) paddled the top down. 
note the firm thumbing action to maintain the pressure within the bubble
 erm, gently tap it away from the mold. 
 more pics once they come out.  below, some candid images i'd normally leave out...
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4th-Oct-2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
You twit! Arts degrees are supposed to be piss easy and you lie around yawning and scratching yourself and occasionally rattling off twenty thousand words on the use of the subjunctive mood in Austen's Pride And Pointlessness while drinking yourself paralytic in the Uni bar. You're putting entirely too much work into it!
4th-Oct-2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
ahhh!
mistake A - i'm doing Art. simply, my degree is better.
mistake B - i quiet happily manage and sample the delights of Uni bar, and other such places, whilst being able to manage a continued workload.
mistake C - i don't believe i am working hard enough. this scares me a fair amount. possibly more me than you.
so there.
4th-Oct-2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Sneaky forearm muscle shot at the end there
4th-Oct-2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
check the burn. you'll note that there's a similar one above it... you'd think i'd learn the irst two times..

AND you're meant to be looking at the glass, i know my hot forarms ditract you, but check the swirly twisty canes... oh yeah
5th-Oct-2009 02:40 am (UTC)
I love the twisty canes, cool work dude!

Thinking of you I took a lot of pictures of historical glass in Italy, there was some very cool stuff hanging around in museums. I will send you the link when I get them up on Flikr.
5th-Oct-2009 09:43 am (UTC)
cool! :)
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