Category Archives: Technique Experiments

Photographic Experiment: Water Drops

This was a simple kitchen sink set-up done at a Porcupine Photo Club meeting. A plastic glass was placed upright on another inverted glass in a sink. A piece of cardboard with a scrap of black cloth was used as … Continue reading

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A Warholesque Take on a Frozen Bubble

There was a¬†Winter Hiking Day event at the Hersey Lake Conservation Area, just outside of Timmins today. The Mattagami Regional Conservation Authority and the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation arranged the annual hike, and there was also a survival demonstration put … Continue reading

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Something Different: Working on a 3D Printer

The first time I ever seen a 3D printer was in 2007 in the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Engineering. At that time, like the computer of 40 years ago, it was a costly piece of technology limited to … Continue reading

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Will This Work Or Fail Spectacularly?

For several months, I had been toying with the idea of trying melt some gold at the glazing stage of my pottery. I looked online to see if there were any artists that had experimented with gold flakes and glaze, … Continue reading

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Bits, Pieces, and Parts Thereof – The Completed Painting

I finally completed the large-scale project, titled “Sweet Nectar”, which is on display at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre for the month of June, 2015. (Part of the Porcupine Art Club’s themed show, “Bright Earth”.) The completed piece stands … Continue reading

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Glazing With Glass – Unexpected Outcomes

Last week, I experimented with putting some glass ornamental flat marbles in the bottom of two pinch pots to see what would result after firing. The first pinch pot was about a cereal-sized bowl, coated on the exterior with floating … Continue reading

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Glazing and Drying

Several other small pieces that had been bisque-fired were glazed in this session. Clockwise from top left: A linocut dragon disc, a linocut headframe disc, one square from a vintage stamp, an extruded tube ring with holes, another vintage stamp … Continue reading

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Linocut in Clay

The dragon and headframe linocut forms I made earlier are now being put to the test in their intended medium – clay for firing. I rolled out some slabs and pressed out a dozen dragon impressions and about five McIntyre … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Zentangle-style Drawing

I came across a damaged Zentangle kit in a clearance bin at a Curry’s in late December. I was more interested in the pigment liner pens than anything else, but since the kit included the paper, I decided to experiment … Continue reading

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