Working with clay

Today I will be experimenting with plaster casting, but first I needed to create something to cast from.

Clay is most suitable to use in these circumstances as it will stay moist enough to peel away from the plaster once it has set, revealing the textural surface of the clay.

First of all I rolled out a flat slab of clay and cut square shaped tiles from it.

To make my textural surfaces, I used a range of tools and found objects to cut, carve and impress into the clay tiles.

Tip:

A sheet of MDF is recommended to work on with clay as it does not stick.

 

To view the following step in this process please see my next post on Plaster casting.

Happy experimenting!

Advertisements

One thought on “Working with clay

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s