Friday, January 18, 2008

Bang Bang!

I've spent the last couple of days photographing some new work, and trying to get a bit of clarity on where I'm going with it all! Things are still a little fuzzy, but i'll just keep plodding along until the fog clears!! In the meantime, I'm having fun playing with guns! The porcelain gun above is the result of some experimenting I've been doing with water jet cutting. I've been cutting up glass and crystal platters and ceramic plates, and am about to start playing with melamine saucers and wooden bowls and all kinds of interesting little bits and bobs. The gun started life as a depression era glass platter. I had the gun shape cut out of the platter....

...made a plaster mould of it (and broke the original in the process - yep, I'm still in fine form!), and then cast it in porcelain. All a bit of a roundabout experiment, but I think I like it. Bang bang!

16 comments:

Miss Dot said...

oh I love it! BRILLIANT

annadee said...

you are so ace! we need to do a collaboration

Mel Robson said...

Thanks Miss Dot, and oh geez Anna, don't we just!!

lisatoni said...

loving this!
I discovered your blog last year, am quite new to blogging, and to ceramics for that matter - glad to see you return from your adventures in my homeland: am looking forward to following your projects on your beautiful blog this year.

carole epp said...

the piece looks fantastic Mel!!!Can't wait to see where you take this train of thought.

mansuetude said...

anyone who can make beauty out of guns is a good beautiful being!!!

mansuetude said...

anyone who can make beauty out of guns is a good beautiful being!!!

reb said...

She's back -hurrah!
Love your pretty gun and love your holiday piccies too.

Mel Robson said...

thanks everyone! geez you guys are nice!

Kirsty said...

That's yummy, I love it.

pinholeman said...

Yea! You're home.

You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers. Tee Hee.

Miss Dot said...

oh have a look at this
http://www.studiodror.com/shop/rings_c.html

rings made out of ceramic and fur!

Chris McCormick said...

Hello,
Great work! Have linked to you on my blog www.socalpotters.com hope you do the same

Peace;
Chris

Grand Purl Baa said...

Hey Mel, s'me, Loani. Just found a link to your blog via a knitting blog. Yep. How about that. Round and Round we go. Feffakookan and all the stuff on it is beautiful. Well done girl. But what does it MEAN? Feffakookan?

Grand Purl Baa said...

Can't get my own blog link right:-)Do want you to take a peek.

Mel Robson said...

Hi Loani! Its a german biscuit my nana used to make! I think it's actually spelt "pfeffercuchen" but I always imagined it spelt "feffakookan", so stuck with that!