25 Feb 2006

do over

I thought I would start over with the blog. I feel like I am gearing up for a big new project and I just wanted the virtual equivalent of a shiny new notebook. I had been thinking that I was going to be making a ceramic computer, but I have put that on the backburner for the time being.

The clay has been wedged and sits in black plastic in the garage. Some progress has been made. I did aquire the butt end of a roll on plastic wrap. It's like a heavy duty cling film used for keeping stuff on pallets. I like to use it to protect the surface of the clay while I construct things out of slabs. I like to roll the clay out into flat sheets, decorate with slips (liquid coloured clay), allow it to dry out, cover with plastic, cut to size and then assemble.

There are a couple more things that I need next. I still haven't managed to scrounge a plaster batt, and I am going to need a few sheets of ply to roll my slabs onto, but I'm in no hurry. It's too cold to work with clay in an unheated garage. I will wait untill it warms up.

In the meantime I have been starting to hawk my 'big idea' around. I will probably start writing about this sometime soon, but not today.

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