First of all…Wow, facelift for my blog! It was time to upgrade and add a little something extra to the look of my blog. Plus, I was having technical difficulties with my last blog’s format and decided to go bold and change it all. As far as work goes, I have been making the EARTH! I am creating a stamp, out of clay, of the map of the earth. I am going to be using this in some work coming up, but I am not quite ready to share what exactly. You will just have to stay tuned, but here is a preview of the stamp and the making of it. Let me know what you think!
First I started by sketching out the map of the earth. Then I place my sketch over a slab of leather-hard porcelain clay to imprint the image into the clay. I did this by poking tiny holes along the lines of my sketch into the clay using a needle tool. Once that was all in place I removed the paper and began to connect the dots using the same tool. Next, I defined each line in the clay so the map of the earth would show up clearly with deeper lines. Now that the map is finished I just have to wait for it to dry all the way and then bisque fire it. After it is fired I will then press fresh clay into the mold to create the stamp in relief form which will get fired as well. Now you just have to wait to see what I plan to do with it!
All laid out and ready to be carved