Bowie Croisant Ceramic Artist Weblog

December 11, 2009

New Clay + Rhino Abstractions

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Here are some more images from my most recent firing, as well as some new work I am doing using rhino to create abstractions based directly on my clay work.

Another fine example of what the right flashing slip and firing will do for you.

This one features, Blair’s Red, a very nice slip.

These were created by tracing the planes from some teapots, then rotating the planes up into space and manipulating them into interesting new configurations.

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October 28, 2009

Rhino Sketchs

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I have been working on some new ideas for a new series of work, building on my current geometric teapot explorations.

This image shows a right angle corner module that will be the my basic building block for more complex forms.

module

Below is a composition shown from 4 different angles created from three copies of the above unit.

rhino sketch

Using CAD software enables me to accurately visualize forms before they ever physically exist.  I plan to sketch with Rhino for a few more weeks, while completing several more teapots for an upcoming firing; after which I will begin production of several different corner modules to explore over the next several years.

Here is an image of yesterday’s sketching.  Again the forms are all created from repeating an original modular component.  I have been enjoying this manner of working a great deal.  It is wonderful to finally blend my interests in technology, drafting and art.  Exploring new work using this method will undoubtedly improve the quality of my next series of slip cast ceramic sculpture.

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In this sketch I began with a rectangular box and cut it apart along several planes.  Multiple copies of various parts were assembled to create the large form.

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Here is an assemblage of tessellating forms I am beginning to work with.

And one more wall type assemblage.

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