PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF,

I’M A MAN OF CLAY AND GLAZE

PUSHED MUD AROUND FOR SEVENTY YEARS

OR TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DAYS.

Robin Hopper is a man of many parts, mostly worn out, rusty or dysfunctional, due to a lifetime of excesses! He started working with clay at the age of three and is still doing it over 70 years later. His lengthy, peripatetic career as a mudpusher has included side trips into working as a Professional Actor, Stage Designer, Property Maker, Stage Manager, Stage Carpenter, Grocer, Greengrocer, Jazz Musician, Teapot, Wine and Beer-Bottle, Trumpet, Trombone and Bugle Player, European Travel Guide, Founder of Several Clay/Art/Craft Organizations, Alchemist, Geologist, Primatologist, Linguist, Ornithologist, Botanist, Ceramic Historian, Educator, Author, Garden Designer, Lecturer on Japanese Garden Design, Laborer and Star of Stage, Screen and Potter’s Wheel!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KERAFLEX EXPLORATIONS #2






KERAFLEX EXPLORATIONS GALLERY #2

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Artist:Jenny Hodge. Title Paper Rhino Processes/Medium:Keraflex Porcelain
1.0mm, Inkjet Transfer Print (Hodge Inkjet Method), Underglaze Powders,
Fired Cone 10. Dimensions:7''x5.5'' Year:2009.



Keraflex Direct Laser Printing

Rachel Kingston: 

Love Letters, Chatboxes, Refuse/Refuse


"I started working with a laser transfer technique using Turpentine, that I
had previously used with success on my 2D handmade sheets but I had not yet
tried it on Keraflex.

Knowing that the iron oxide laser transfer would survive a cone 10 firing, I
hoped that the image would also survive being soaked in water so that I
could then manipulate the Keraflex sheet after applying the transfer and was
very excited when it did. Finally, I had found a way to print onto the sheet
and then manipulate it. After firing, when held up to the light, the
trans-ferred image was visible through every layer of the 3D form. I decided
to run a sheet of Keraflex directly through my laser printer. It jammed. I
made adjustments for the thickness of the Keraflex, tried printing on the
other side and it ran though without a hitch, achieving a perfect laser
print. 

In hopeful anticipation, I soaked the printed Keraflex in water (trial and
error determined the correct timing) and folded the sheets retaining a
perfect image. I fired the pieces to cone ten and the result was a perfect
direct laser printed 3D ceramic form and the print was photographic
quality."



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Judi Dyelle - Canada - Bowl With Irises:

Processes/Medium:Keraflex Porcelain
0.5mm (Dyelle Method), Tom Coleman's Porcelain, Celadon Glaze, PropaneReduction Cone 10. Dimensions:7''x3.375'' Year:2011.

Judi's artist Statement"The idea of using Keraflex on porcelain came from trying to find a way tospeed up the intense work of carving my porcelain. I love the translucencythat one gets when one carves through a thinly thrown piece. I did try usingshellac and latex to obtain similar results to carving but was never fullysatisfied. One day I thought I will just cut out some Keraflex simple shapesand see if they will stick on a porcelain bowl. The bowl and design driedvery well, so on to a bisque and a glaze firing with no problem.


Judi Dyelle - Canada - Flower Bowl 
Processes/Medium:Keraflex Porcelain 0.5mm

(Dyelle Method), Tom Coleman's Porcelain, Celadon Glaze, Propane Reduction
Cone 10.  Dimensions:4''x3.75'' Year:2011.



Kathrin Schubert. Title Living Stations of the Cross
RoadsProcesses/Medium:Keraflex Porcelain,Fired Cone 10.  Image Courtesy of
Kerafol. All Rights Reserved.



Christopher Torrez - Ki Puka

Processes/Medium:Keraflex Porcelain 0.5mm,
Porcelain, Fired Cone 10.  Glaze, Refired. Dimensions:15.5''x11''x5.5''
Year:2010.Every leaf and some of the blades of grass are made with Keraflex.



Susan Brauer. - Necklace 
Processes/Medium:Keraflex
Porcelain, Keraflex Porcelain Slurry, Fired Cone 10. Silver. Image Courtesy
of Kerafol. All Rights Reserved.



Meryl Ruth - Dog


Processes/Medium:Keraflex Porcelain 1.0mm,
Underglaze Silk Screen, Fired Cone 10. China Paints, Refired Cone 018.Year:2011







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