the making of a ceramic book

On August 13, 2015 by clay

Well on the way with my Kecskemet ceramic book, from the plaster mould of the book cover I press moulded the ‘hardback’, then rolled out slabs and cut the pages, using a cardboard template. It takes a lot of time making each page, as they have to be thinned at the edges, and each page must be as close to the others as possible, with the threading holes in the exact place.

I’ve now got the cover, spine and pages made, so illustrated them with soft pencil, food colouring to finalise the images, then drew in to the clay with a fine sewing needle.

book mould

book mould

ceramic pages

ceramic pages

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