Technique

Step 1

Shaping the body

It is a long proces to make a Gukkie. First of all, you have to make the body. For the Gukkies i always use paperclay. You have to fire it higher in the kiln but you can work thinner because it is stronger. As you can see on the first picture i do not completely smoothen the shape. This is because of the next step.

step 2

Hollow out the body

After making the body i mostly dry the shape a bit with a fohn. It makes it a little bit harder on the outside than the insite. I cut the piece in two with a fishing string. With mirettes i hollow out the body. This is necessery for both the design and also to prevend air bulbs in the body wich would make the piece explode in the kiln.


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