It’s been a long time coming, but my ceramic ligature has finally been fired! I’m not going to go into why it’s taken so long as I am SO pleased with it now that I have it back! I posted an entry about these (there are three of them) not long after making them last June with a description of what I intended to do with the glazing.
My original description of the black oxide finish was of ‘old blackened cast iron’ but these close-ups suggest something more akin to asphalt.
They were constructed from slabs of krank clay and assembled in a similar way to the ampersand that I made in May. (More of which later)
Ok, so how big is it? The image above shows it alongside a standard memory stick for a visual scale, but it measures 405mm between its extremities, 40mm across the main stroke of the ‘f’, and 55mm deep. It is hollow inside and has a carefully placed hole on the back to vent the hot air from inside whilst firing. It will also be a handy hanging point too.
So we’re under more snow and a perfect opportunity to get a few shots! No reason for this, except that I might as well make use of a nice clean white backdrop!
I mentioned the ampersand earlier and remembered that I hadn’t posted any images of it since it was glazed and fired. It’s been sat on my dining room table since July last year and become a regular visual of my daily life, sitting silently alongside me as I have my breakfast. Here it is then.
Mmm. Nice. Put the kettle on.