Monday, May 30, 2011

Pourin Plaster Wedging Board

Taking advantage of the nice weather I decided to pour my new wedging block. There is a ton of information on the web about what to use, how to do it etc. I take it all with a grain of salt and forge ahead. It's not going to be in MOMA, it just has to function.  

I saw an idea from a Ceramics Arts Daily video  from a studio tour and she had a great idea. She created a small well at the end of the wedging area - to pour slip into , to dry up. So- I gave it a try. It came out very well and now I will let it cure for a week or so before using. It will be part of a new small studio set up in the house.

Pottery Plaster, Drill & Jiffy Mixer, Water

Used a plastic bin (lightly sprayed with oil) with some sand under it - so it is level and won't move once filled with the plaster. The stainless steel bowl was oiled and held in place as I poured the plaster and then as it set up a brink was put in to hold it.

After a few hours the bowl slid out nicely

The Well

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