Already 2 days into the start of the International Ceramic Artist Residency in Römhild Germany 2018, time moves quickly. I am going to do my best to upload infomation about this residency to this blog, having said that it all depends on the interet concection as it is not the best were I am staying.
I am slowey getting familier with the studios and equipment, it took a whie to prepare everything I needed. New space, new equipment and new materials.
This is the main kiln area. They have a veriety of kilns from front loading electric kilns of different sizes, to gass kilns and to I think a wood firing kiln.
The main studio. An opeon plan space with a desk for each artist and the largest electric front loading kiln at the back.
For this residency I decided to give myself a challenge and try to work in porcelain. Originaly I thought the theme of the this residency was going to focus on porcelain so I had a load of bags ordered. Only when I arrived did I realize that this was not the case, either way I decided to keep using the porcelain.
Currently I am in the process of making a porcelain sculpture from wheel-thrown cones. It has been a challenge to work with as the consistancy is hard and soft and so I have been finding it difficalt to lift the clay to its maximum hight. But I have made too many cones to stop now so I am going to persist. I think I just need more practice and patience with this material.
Trimming the inside of the cones. The professional potters would propably look down on this. Although there is someing quite satisfying about turning porcelain.