Thoughts on construction- practical considerations.


Taking into consideration the properties of clay work and its processes I need to consider how the core sample might fit together.

I am limited by:

Size of kiln- would need to be sectional

Weight- need to stack without damaging previous layers

Air being trapped- each section would explode in the kiln if too thick or contains air ( something to really consider when gasses are released from organic matter)

warping- clay can easily warp when fired , some shapes more than others. (important when thinking about constructing a column like core sample shape which should be uniform)

It must be stable ,safe and not sharp if placed in a public area, gallery or external.


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