Gold leaf and yellow porcelain painter and bisque fired.
yellow imprint piece is to see how the glaze worked on an uneven holey surface and it has been great no lumps or bubbles, the red dot is a test for the numbers that are going to be on the back of some of the ducks – Maruba ceramica (ceramic paint) the lines at the side are the pens again and testing different colours on a bright backgrounds.
Casting a ‘soap on a rope’ duck.
This is purely made for slipcasting processes, i have used clay as a base, potters plaster for the cast, wood for the sides, c;ay to fill the gaps, rope to hold it together and soap to stop the two moulds from bonding.
i will upload the pictures of the finished duck before firing when the mould is dry!
I have added a link below of somebody on wordpress documenting the step by step tutorial on bow to make a ceramic slipcast mould.
Curt is a beachcomber, so much so that he tracks ships, containers and merchandise that is afloat. He has studied jetstreams and garbage patches within the worlds oceans, his most memorable finds were the container in 1992 carrying 28,000 plastic bath tous which were being imported from china, floating away from the boat was rubber ducks, turtles beavers and frogs to then reach british shores 15 years later!
Having a swim in the sink!