Today I finished uploading a vector drawing I made and used in a recent project to my new website. While researching a few things about creative commons, I became a little more interested and wanted to try to go through with the process. I figured since I had just made these drawings that are adaptable and can be used for a variety of different things, maybe someone else would find them useful. Already in our studio class, the vectors were used and adapted to a Philly Farming logo for the project. Also, John Pender used the vectors in a couple ring concepts for our 3D modeling class.
Design of fork I originally created the vector drawings for:
I was thinking of linking this creative commons work in with my upcoming instructables assignment. In getting some more use of this vector drawing, I plan on linking users to a downloadable .eps file, which would then probably be printed out and adhered to foam to create a 3D work. I haven’t worked out the kinks yet, but I’ll be designing something like that this weekend. Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated
Link to creative commons license: http://www.westhomasdesign.com/PhillySkylineVector.html
As I’ve been doing glassblowing more and more, I’ve been able to control what I’m making a little bit better than when I first started. Also, some of the fundamentals like gathering, putting in a jack line, getting the feel for how hot the glass needs to be, etc. have become more understandable.
Some pictures of process from this/last week, as well as the first cup I ever made:
Last semester’s molding and casting class in the crafts department was a true learning experience. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get too into the process, but once I began to understand it, I felt open to more opportunities for modeling and prototyping objects or products.
Aside from the mold-making and casting process, working in ceramics was also new to me. Porcelain is the purest form of clay, and mixed with water, it makes a great casting agent when used in conjunction with plaster. The porous plaster sucks the moisture out of the porcelain while it occupies the mold, allowing the form to hold shape.
I have been planning on getting back to the ceramic studios and to start casting and firing more models from the molds I made last semester. It’s been busy so far this semester, but the opportunity arises, I’ll most likely find my way back to the kiln. For now I’ve uploaded some images from my Flickr stream of work I did last semester, enjoy
Today was the first day that I was able to get into the glass shop and practice the fundamental skills we were taught last week in class.. I guess in my excitement for the new course and the skills I’ll be learning I wanted to post some pictures Chris and I took today during our work session this morning.
Since Chris commutes to class and works during weekends, we had to make due with an early morning glass session. It’s hard to get up at 6:30 to get to school by 7:00 for our assigned out-of-class work slot, but I’m confident it will be worth it. Besides, once you get in front of that furnace it’s hard to be tired..
Once we left our measly two hour time slot, we both wanted to go back immediately – it’s a lot of fun
Being that this is only my second post, it’s also my first attempt at linking images into the blog post.. Hopefully they smoothly upload and can be viewed by everyone, let me know what you think