Tag Archives: hand-building

Making artisan tile molds from clay

Today, I wandered over to the arts centre after an appointment downtown. I wanted to pick up a mold I’d made. It turned out well and I’ve added it to my collection and now have four. For some reason, they … Continue reading

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Earth plaster & clay slip for straw bale homes

The material used on the outside of straw bale homes is made of clay, sand, and organic matter. These days it’s called earthen plaster, but this mud mix has been used for about centuries in the form of wattle and … Continue reading

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Heavy clay bookends that won’t budge

The top of my linen chest is the area I’ve designated for my gardening and birding books. I’ve never been too happy with it, though, because the ‘bookends’. On left end, I have two of my grandfather’s glass insulators which … Continue reading

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Cold Porcelain and Pasta Francesa made from ingredients in your home

Yes, it is smooth. Yes, it is white. Yes, you can fashion things from it. But that is where the similarity ends, because cold porcelain isn’t mineral clay and cannot be fired. It is a modelling compound that you can … Continue reading

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Open Studio Report: June 21nd

Happy Summer Solstice! Yesterday was sunny and warm, but not too hot, and there was a nice breeze. A perfect beginning to summer…. We were even able to leave the studio door propped open. Flowers of every color are planted … Continue reading

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Article Round-up: Ceramics, Repetitive Stress, and Ergonomics

Instead of having our general Friday news briefs, I’ve opted to cover a specific topic, ceramics and health issues. We all know about the dangers of inhaling clay dust, but there are many other areas we can attend to keep … Continue reading

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Port Moody ArtWalk features Dan Severance

12th Annual Port Moody ArtWalk featuring Dan Severance at the Port Moody Arts Centre April 16th & 17th, noon to 5:00 p.m. 2425 St Johns Street Port Moody, BC (604) 931-2008 Dan Severance is an extraordinary artist whose work is … Continue reading

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