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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]After about 4 days I went to the ceramics to pick up all of my final pieces from ceramics to see how they had turned out. Most obvious was that the 'red' glaze was not red. Earlier...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]For casting I used my Milliput fish. The fish was taped down with double sided tape to a flat, hard surface. A metal casting frame was placed around it. The design is covered using special casting...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]   Alice Clayden is a Leeds based artist, who I first met at a craft club which she ran where I volunteer, and she works mainly with textiles. Alice runs many of whole community and charity art...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Milliput is an epoxy putty that can be used for modelling and as a strong glue. Equal parts of two adhesives are mixed until there are no streaks, this takes around 10 minutes. Making your fingers...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Having left the silicone skin to dry, another batch of silicone is needed. After the catalyst is thoroughly mixed in a specific agent was added to make it thixotropic. The agent has to be added drop...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]When first talking about knitting with different materials it was suggested to try knitting with toilet paper.  This was a really fun material I found to knit with, which I had not expected. I initially tried...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The glazes used in ceramics form a thin layer of glass over the created piece. After collecting the pieces, I made last week I started choosing what colours and how I wanted to glaze them. I was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I am continuously trying to improve and work on my knitting skillset, alsways aiming for the next piece to be improved from the last. For the finer details and finishing of a garment I tend to turn...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I have seen a lot of knitting with wire by textile artists but in general I have not been overly keen of the overall effect. Wire does not tend to bend or be reshaped very well...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Silicone is a very useful form of plastic that is very flexible once set but returns to its original shape once pressure is removed from it. It is often, like I did, used to make armatures:...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]We were given the brief the module today, but we are not forming the groups for the project for a few weeks. Until that time we are to develop our skills and technical knowledge. Visual Literacy- The...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] In Ceramics, there are multiple types of clay that you can use. Each with different properties and a variation in price, consideration is needed for choosing which clay to use. To gain knowledge and basic understandings of...

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