Category: marchmeetthemaker

From @a_zama_ceramics
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Day 18: Technique/skills
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Here is a sped up video of me making a grounding creature. I don’t start with an idea, I’m usually led by the shape of the lump of clay I tear off. Then I smooth, push, pull and a little form begins to appear. It’s a process that I find very soothing. .
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This isn’t a technique or skill heavy method of making. It’s mainly about having a feeling for the clay and a little bit of imagination. I just use my fingers and a toothpick. I’ve got other proper sculpting tools here too but sometimes I prefer to keep it simple.
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I really appreciate all the people who bought some from my last batch. I’ve had a few requests for more so I’m on it! .
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From @carragh_amos
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Singapore

L O V E  T O  M A K E ▫️ 8.
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I’m only a week into March Meet the Maker and I’m already sick of talking about myself 😅 Thank god today’s theme is ‘Love to make’!
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It’s probably no surprise that Kurinuki is currently my favourite technique. It’s a Japanese method of hollowing out a single block of clay to reveal the form. In fact, kuri-nuki translates to “carving out”. .
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My BFAHons was primarily sculpture and I find reductive working through the Kurinuki process very sculptural. It forces me to go slow which is quite calming, and I like that it creates results that surprise me. This video covers about 1 hr of work.
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I taught myself this skill after doing some research online just last year, so my version is some kind of mutated adaptation of the original Japanese process that I’ve found works for my style (ie. it would be disrespectful to claim I do true ‘Japanese Kurinuki’). Next time I visit Japan I would love to take a traditional Kurinuki class!
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