Sunday, October 31, 2010

Samhain or Halloween

or really on this side of the world it should be Beltaine, celebrating the arrival of summer. However I am up to my eye balls in theory so I may just light I candle.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I need to go here...soon

Hooper Bearings Pty Ltd - 690 Botany Road, Mascot NSW Australia 2020

Lunch at Clipper with Bridget and Deb

Bridget is in town because of her show..which opened last Tuesday night at Glass Artists' Gallery. An opening is not quite the right arena for catching up so lunch was arranged (even if I should be writing an essay instead). Though really friends (especially those who don't live in Sydney) are more important than essays!

Maze support

After a chat with Marcus on Friday (or was it Thursday?), he is going to weld me some support for the maze a kind of cartwheel affair that we will attach to the table will be, after all about 60kg or so...

This morning Dougie drove me to Mascot Steel for the primed SHS 25mm x 25mm 3mm. Cubular steel I call it. Nicole was very helpful..and told me about Hooper Bearings.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Maze section E and the centre

It took a while to melt and remove the wax from the centre piece. My poll on whether to paint the model people or not resulted in mainly 'unpainted', a few 'painted' and one 'mixed'.
my improvised steamer (and apple)

The centre piece (mark 2) mould ready for the Kiln (and glass) on Monday

Section E  model ready

What colour shall I wear?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

One wrong dab of the paintbrush can make a big difference

I'm trying to make the decision about whether to paint the people or not. Left white they look more dream like, with colour more real....hmmm

Sunday, October 24, 2010

'Bumping out' Ranamok

Well Ranamok has packed it's bags, ready to leave Sydney and on it's way to Brisbane. "Bump out' went pretty well. Packing up other peoples work really gives you an insight to how one should pack your own work.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Loading the furnace and cleaning the hot shop

Me and Ana, need I say more? Before going to the exhibition tonight I need a fair scrub.


Object gallery opened Nocturne, with work by Lee Mathers and Janet Laurence (upstairs) coincided with a larger collection of Robert Baines work (downstairs)  '2010 Living treasure'.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blowing with Nadine

Nadine set out to make a bowl with different coloured spots, by the time I had delivered the third colour the process was going well...the bowl kinds turned into a vessel thing. Instead of making billets for the maze we made a large bubble each..easier to smash.

Glass class - 12

More of the same, wax melting

Hot shop -12

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2 down


Building a glass studio animation!

swap? some trepidation asked me if I had thought of water jet cutting the maze. It would be quicker he said..all I would need to do is draw it up on a computer program. I seriously entertained that idea for a while as I am pressed for time since the centre had to be chucked.

Printmeida = Etching - 12

Object theory for artists - 12

Our presentation on Originality was today! "In the Agora with Plato" went down well Adam at would never know what the rest of the class are thinking.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A long day

Pieces A and B...

I wish I had that pattern tracer thing I had in pattern making

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Allied bearings and seals
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Small parts and bearings
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Hobby parts


Any shape plastics

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Glow by Chunky Move

This was awesome! I was thrilled for the entire performance...Glow by Chunky Move

CONCEPT [from website]
is an illuminating choreographic essay by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek and interactive software creator Frieder Weiss.
Beneath the glow of a sophisticated video tracking system, a lone organic being mutates in and out of human form into unfamiliar, sensual and grotesque creature states.
Utilising the latest in interactive video technologies a digital landscape is generated in real time in response to the dancer’s movement. The body’s gestures are extended by and in turn manipulate the video world that surrounds it, rendering no two performances exactly the same

I can't embed the youtube clip so follow the it works!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Time to give up

Ok I've had to abandon my first mould. I'll pour it differently next time..not in layers. The force of me pulling the softened wax out started pulling the first plaster layer off in parts and by Friday afternoon it was really messy. We tried to patch it up and air hose some of the bits out but it just made it worse. So my question is...To make it easier to steam I make this section smaller?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wax removal

This is quite time you may have realised..this thing is quite big..I can't pick it up by myself. In the test piece I worked out that I could steam the wax out without having to turn it over. I would point the steamer hose down on the 'hedges' and scoop and peel the wax out of the cavities. It took all evening to get this far and I've broken a few bits.

Flipping the pancake

HOW am I going to do this?

aha! Rob why didn't I think of you before?


and up

and over and run out of camera memory

Klaus at Sabbia

Klaus Moje's new show "Dance of colours" opens tomorrow night. Kirstie arranged for the studio to got to Sabbia gallery and talk with him.
Students and staff from SCA chat with Klaus Moje

Klaus Moje

Galia Amsel

Clare Belfrage

Making the maze mould

First layer
second layer

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

No Plaster!

hmmm Nadine and I were all ready to make our moulds..and we realise too late that we have run out of plaster...It's after hours so no more till tomorrow. So instead I cut wax strips for one of the outer circle sections.

centre maze wax finished

Nadine's safe door

Glass class - 11

We all worked on our individual projects but met up for tea and cake (banana and chocolate provided by Sarah) to talk about pricing!

Hot shop -11

Lene showed us how to add a 'punty base?' that I now can't remember the name of..and at the end of the session made a striped /fake incarmo bowl. I made a stripy vasey plate ...hmmm intriguing. I still need to take a pic.
I present to you the VATE


Tuesday, October 12, 2010