Monday November 21, 2016

Today, nothing really happened. We were with Kathleen, which was great. We had a slip casting demo and thats where I finally figured out that to make the object from the mould hollow YOU POUR OUT THE SLIP! How crazy! I really made everything in my head more complicated! Basically after having made your mould and let it dry, you pour slip into it and fill it consistently to the top. Then you wait 10-20 minutes, depending on how thick you want your object, how thin the slip is and how wet your mould is (if it has been used before). Then you pour out the slip into a plastic bowl and put the slip back into the machine that makes/recycles it, and you let your mould do the drying out upside down, and at an angle. I was baffled by this and thought it was so clever! So yeah, that was the highlight of the day! After lunch, we came back into the room and talked some more about process, blah blah blah, and then did some design work. I finally agreed on a design for my bowl that would at the same time have a more ergonomic feel to it, and let you hold your spoon more easily. We are casting on Thursday, and I can't wait!

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