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Revisiting an Odd Skill After 20 Years

Back in 1997, when I was 16 going on 17, I experimented with making tiny dioramas inside of eggshells. The first one was a carved sailboat (with paper sails and the top of a toothpick as a buoy), and the … Continue reading

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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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More Bits, Pieces, and Parts Thereof – a Large-scale Project

It’s been nearly two months since I updated “Bits, Pieces, and Parts Thereof” (see: https://gaelicnisei.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/bits-pieces-and-parts-thereof/ and https://gaelicnisei.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/colour-test-in-acrylic/ for reference). This is a large-scale painting, made up of 15 separate canvases, and will be on display in the Porcupine Art Club’s themed … Continue reading

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Rose in Clay

i was using an extruder the other night and noticed some clay was forced through the gap between the die and receptical that holds the clay. It squeezed out very thin and flat, like a ribbon of icing. I took … 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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Colour Test in Acrylic

I have an idea for the Porcupine Art Club’s exhibit at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre in June; however before going on a large scale, I like to make some colour test swatches on 8X10″ canvases. I’m thinking of … Continue reading

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