Freitag, 8. August 2014

Bad luck, broken parts & "spots" problems

Hi my friends,
The work molds for my male BJD're done. The first casting and biscuit firing went smoothly. Because usually when the final overcasting of the parts, especially the hands, which always goes to break, I've fired already more parts. Unfortunately, a lower leg and two hands are lost, bad luck. >_< I hope all goes well at the final firing...

Since I have some older Seeley Porcelain slip, it came out on top to "spots" on the faces. Small inclusions of porcelain lumps. These are already clearly visible in the bisque firing.
This time I have to filter the porcelainslip 2 times: 1x through a cloth and then through a strainer. The "spots" problem seems thereby to be fixed. But I await with interest from the final firing.


Die Arbeitsformen für meine männliche BJD sind fertig. Der erste Guss und Schrühbrand verlief reibungslos. Da meist beim endgültigen Versäubern der Teile ,insbesondere der Hände, immer was zu Bruch geht, habe ich schon mehr Teile gebrannt. Leider sind ein Unterschenkel und zwei Hände verloren, Pech.  Ich hoffe beim Glattbrand geht alles gut.

Da ich etwas ältere Seeleys Porzellangießmasse habe, kam es am Anfang zu "Pickeln" auf den Gesichtern. Kleine Einschlüsse von Porzellanklumpen. Diese sind bereits beim Schrühbrand deutlich sichtbar.
Diesmal habe ich die Porzellanmasse 2x gefiltert: 1x durch ein Tuch und dann noch durch ein Sieb. Das Pickel-Problem scheint dadurch behoben zu sein. Aber ich warte gespannt den Glattbrand ab.


soft fired doll parts







Samstag, 2. August 2014

A beautiful surprise in Berlin for me

Hi Friends,
the last week I was in my old hometown Berlin without any idea what to do, just for see and relax.
When I the roads wander through I saw an advertising sign for the 54th German-American Volksfest. Ok, I thought, that's be great. Said and done, the next day I went there and what to expect for a great surprise there!! A very famous American Native music band with a great show, Clan / destine.
Incredibly,  if someone told me 17 years ago that I "Crazy Horse" (which was the first song I had heard of this band in 1997) Clan / destine would see once live, I would not have believed it


I have once again learned something: Sometimes you have to wait long, but life always keeps positive surprises when you least expect it.  
It gives me hope again for something positive in my life.

Unfortunately, not even had a decent camera taken along on the trip, so my phone had any lasting, beautiful memories hold.
In this way: thank you, Clan/destine, for the great music, lyrics, positive energy and wonderful show! 
www.clan-destine.com 

Clan/destine in action


Senora Lopez Arizona Flamenco

Tony Duncan  Hoop-Dance World Champion






   


Bad luck, broken parts & "spots" problems

Hi my friends,
The work molds for my male BJD're done. The first casting and biscuit firing went smoothly. Because usually when the final overcasting of the parts, especially the hands, which always goes to break, I've fired already more parts. Unfortunately, a lower leg and two hands are lost, bad luck. >_< I hope all goes well at the final firing...

Since I have some older Seeley Porcelain slip, it came out on top to "spots" on the faces. Small inclusions of porcelain lumps. These are already clearly visible in the bisque firing.
This time I have to filter the porcelainslip 2 times: 1x through a cloth and then through a strainer. The "spots" problem seems thereby to be fixed. But I await with interest from the final firing.


Die Arbeitsformen für meine männliche BJD sind fertig. Der erste Guss und Schrühbrand verlief reibungslos. Da meist beim endgültigen Versäubern der Teile ,insbesondere der Hände, immer was zu Bruch geht, habe ich schon mehr Teile gebrannt. Leider sind ein Unterschenkel und zwei Hände verloren, Pech.  Ich hoffe beim Glattbrand geht alles gut.

Da ich etwas ältere Seeleys Porzellangießmasse habe, kam es am Anfang zu "Pickeln" auf den Gesichtern. Kleine Einschlüsse von Porzellanklumpen. Diese sind bereits beim Schrühbrand deutlich sichtbar.
Diesmal habe ich die Porzellanmasse 2x gefiltert: 1x durch ein Tuch und dann noch durch ein Sieb. Das Pickel-Problem scheint dadurch behoben zu sein. Aber ich warte gespannt den Glattbrand ab.


soft fired doll parts







A beautiful surprise in Berlin for me

Hi Friends,
the last week I was in my old hometown Berlin without any idea what to do, just for see and relax.
When I the roads wander through I saw an advertising sign for the 54th German-American Volksfest. Ok, I thought, that's be great. Said and done, the next day I went there and what to expect for a great surprise there!! A very famous American Native music band with a great show, Clan / destine.
Incredibly,  if someone told me 17 years ago that I "Crazy Horse" (which was the first song I had heard of this band in 1997) Clan / destine would see once live, I would not have believed it


I have once again learned something: Sometimes you have to wait long, but life always keeps positive surprises when you least expect it.  
It gives me hope again for something positive in my life.

Unfortunately, not even had a decent camera taken along on the trip, so my phone had any lasting, beautiful memories hold.
In this way: thank you, Clan/destine, for the great music, lyrics, positive energy and wonderful show! 
www.clan-destine.com 

Clan/destine in action


Senora Lopez Arizona Flamenco

Tony Duncan  Hoop-Dance World Champion