I am going to go buy one of those wheels if I have enough cash for it tomorrow to start sculpting. 2 years ago
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My friend Bethany and I had some lovely girl time last Saturday, and that involved me sculpting a wine glass! She’s been doing this kind of sculpting for years, and showed me a gorgeous picture of a goblet she created for her significant other, that included a long braided piece of clay. Gorgeous.
She showed me how to mold the clay together, but not so much that it becomes an entirely different colour. I used string-bean (colour pictured above) and a rich hazelnut. They melted together perfectly. The glass is always going to remind me to drink minty chocolaty things inside of it.
I’ll have to take pictures soon… 4 years ago
This one is about 25cm high and about that wide. It’s an alchemical retort and receiver flask done up as a soldered steel wire sculpture. 4 years ago
This one is steel and copper wire, about 30cm tall. I call it “Another Mouth to Feed” 4 years ago
Wouldn’t it be great to sculpt something beautiful? But I can’t do this on my own—I need to find a teacher. 4 years ago
Last week I bought a 1000mm x 400mm x 60mm slab of red gum timber to make the jaws of the Neolithic Workmate sculpture. One edge still has the rough bark line, and I plan to leave that as is. It will be on the fixed front jaw side.
This week I planed the slab smooth and ripped it into two 400mm wide planks on the table saw at school. I’ve also cut several fallen eucalyptus branches into the various parts of the two H-frames; these I am joining with mortise and tenon joints for strength.
The base will be a red gum frame with woven willow twigs in between forming the step platform. This is partly to reduce weight, but mainly because it should look cool. 5 years ago
Rather than break my expensive lump of flint up into lots of little, useless pieces, I’m trying out knapping with beer bottle glass—much cheaper.
It’s going to take time, but I’m beginning to get glimmerings of the idea. 5 years ago
I’m making an all-wood folding portable workbench as a sculpture; it will be a sort of Neolithic Black & Decker Workmate. I’ve just bought 3+ metres of 2×6 red gum plank to get a start on it.
I would love to used Mulga (a very hard, dense acacia wood found in arid areas, such as the Flinders), but I didn’t think to gather any while I was on walkabout at Iga Warta last week.
A1 Timber in Hahndorf (just 25km from my house) had some Mulga in stock, but it was quite expensive. I reckon it would have cost over $100AU for enough billets of Mulga to do the job.
Anyway, I also bought a 20-lb lump of flint to try my hand at flint knapping for yet another sculpting project. Maybe I can make a set of Neolithic chisels to go with the Workmate :) 5 years ago
A gross of paper airplanes. This doesn’t look nearly as impressive in the photo as it does in person. 5 years ago