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Boreas: Bisque Stage by Rebmakash Boreas: Bisque Stage by Rebmakash
For the art trade with Sinn-ryu . This is Boreas, a character of her own design. The detail can be seen here: [link]

This is the bisque stage. Fired clay before the final glazing and final fire. In case anyone's wondering, the white on the one wing feather is a repair in paper clay. In the first stage, Greenware, it's VERY fragile and I bumped the feather moving it (and about to load it in the kiln). Paper clay is a strong clay that can be used in both greenware and bisque stages, but since it's still possible to score greenware, it's best it happened at that stage. The scoring should allow for a much stronger repair. Now at the bisque stage, a bump isn't going to break it. A bang sure will, but it can even support itself with no fear without a support.

Yeah, this is a terrible set of scans with a terrible school scanner. Sorry, no way I'm carting this guy home until he's done. Much safer that way. ;) This will be put in scraps later.

Boreas copyright Sinn-ryu.
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taeliac Jun 8, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is amazing! I took ceramics in high school, but *never* made anything that amazing (hehe, and didn't know that paperclay can hold up either ~ I wish I had known that a few years ago O___O; )

Just... Wow!

I can't wait to see the final!!! :heart:

In high school you generally don't get the chance to make really nice stuff. ;) As far as art goes, I got to college and I suddenly felt like I had just wasted my time in my high school art courses. :( Made me realize just how bad the supplies were and that our teacher was a joke. *Sigh*

Hold up? I just used it for a repair. I'm not sure how it would work for ceramics. (In sculpture we add a grit to our clay, called grog, to make it stronger. It's rough on the hands when you knead the clay, and doesn't look as nice to me. Paper clay may hold similar types of problems for ceramics.) I do know that one of my professors has used it extensively in her work. Man she's good... Lifesize work.
taeliac Jun 10, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm... wow, that is interesting!! I never realized there was a difference in sculpture and ceramics, but then again, I don't know a lot of things ^___^

See, in High School, I was very lucky ~ an art teacher got sick out of nowhere, so they called in the substitute art teacher, who they wound up hiring. He has a ceramics studio with his wife, and does some nationally recognized work! So I lucked out... hehe, had I taken drawing the hour before, I would have had the bad art teacher, probably forever - the one who thinks her crappy photography is the be-all, end-all of photography, and who makes you cut out pieces of construction paper instead of paint in the first semester of painting... ha, you only actually got to "paint" 2 paintings... crazy lady...
There are some structural differences, but for practicality's sake, not many. Different approaches, though, but I can't say how since I haven't taken ceramics.

Wow, you WERE lucky. I officially envy you, you know that? ;)
taeliac Jun 12, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hear that a lot. I'll pass it on to Mr.Cartwright when I see him next ^____^;

I think I'd really like to take a sculpture class, just to see how it is... I miss making things like that so much! I'm totally into 3D arts ^_^
It's definately a different way of thinking. Some people can sculpt but can't draw, some vice versa. Most artists seem to be able to do both, though. But i love my sculpture class. Shame it's my last at this college. I love it.
taeliac Jun 14, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know what you mean. I had a friend who's hand writing was so bad, the teachers used to ask me to 'interpert' for them, and his drawing was even worse. He took a ceramics class, because the teacher let him skip the pre-requisite class (drawing) when it fit into his schedule, and man, could he make beautiful works!! He put us all to shame (those of us who took it for *years* ^___^; )

Maybe there will be a time when you can take more classes ^___^ You never know! I just ran into someone who became a friend, who I discovered has a kiln in her garage ^___^ So I may be able to play with clay again... odd circumstances...
dude, that's gorgeous!:D
RadiantGlyph Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist



OMG! I :heart: it! *boucneboucnebouncebounce* It looks exactly like him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMFGWOWOMGSOCOOL!

*dies from death*


You are teh official clay MASTA!
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