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Making mud penjing figures

Post  giangus on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:33 pm

Hello to IBC memembers,
The following pictures show you how I created a 18cm bonsai penjing mudman figure or (ni-ren in mandarin).


I first made the head and the upper body, that will guide me the idea of the scale of the whole sculpture.















I used 3 types of high temperature clay; black stoneware, Yixing stoneware and white stoneware.
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Mudmen

Post  lennard on Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:44 pm

Love your work- each figure has it's own character.

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Post  -keith- on Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:19 pm

magnificent work as usual...what a wonderful mame display that would make. this is probubly a stupid question ,but are these fired?

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Re: Making mud penjing figures

Post  giangus on Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:38 pm

Thank you for leaving a comment Lennard, Keith.

I just made it lastnight for a bonsai club. It'll be this color as the next pictures when it was baked.






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Re: Making mud penjing figures

Post  Dale Cochoy on Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:53 am

WONDERFULL work!!

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Post  Leo Schordje on Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:39 pm

Wow, really nice work.

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Post  BigDave on Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:28 pm

Great hand skills !

I love purple sand clay from China, have worked with it, but quite expensive!

Can you get the real clay from China where you live ?

It is precious, every little scrap becomes engobe... Very Happy

Take care,

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Post  giangus on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:12 pm

thank you Dale, Leo
@BigD,
the clay i use is mainly from Spain mainland, for the Yixing brown clay, i got from Yixing from my previous work trips in South East Asia to set set up aquaculture fish farms. I ve seen many types of clay that local people use for general ceramics in Japan, Vietnam, China, Korea, but so far I ve'nt got these types of special clays in Europe.


A 8X8X3cm pot with a primitive dragon from Han period (206 B.C) for a comission work




I mainly use this black high rire grogged body 0-0.5mm clay, at 950°C, it becomes brown, at 1280°C, it gets dark. it's specially designed for aartistic ceramics





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Post  -keith- on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:16 am

Dance '' if i had a million dollars i would buy everything you make'' Bagpiper ....great stuff ,you make me want to play with clay again, love the maple group

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Post  planetabarro on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:12 pm

muy buen trabajo. me gustaría poder verlas y tocarlas

very good job. I wish I could see them and touch them
(google translation)

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Re: Making mud penjing figures

Post  giangus on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:13 am

@Keith, it's always great to work with natural clay, when it gets sticky, we put our hands in the water,then the dirtiness is gone. The sculptures will be available as soon as i can organize my work in time.

@plantabarro, muchias gracias por su visita, la tierra que uso es en su mayoría de España (thank you for your visite, the clay , i use is mostly from Spain mainland)

The way I create the sculpture in my bonsai studio in southern France for the time being:


I made the pot (8x8x3cm) the previous night, before creating the dragon figure, the pot is still fresh enough, to join the figure.

The dragon figure was sculpted separately with another fine clay texture.

I added the figure to the pot to work on the details and the pot was served as a support.









the wwork is done after 55min, the pot is to put in a dry palce for more than 2 weeks before the firing at 1280°C during 12 hours.

The clay i used: black high fire 2mm grogged body stoneware for the pot, fine dark clay for the figurine.

regards,
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Post  level320 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:12 pm


congratulation....very, very nice work.

kind regards
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Post  planetabarro on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:56 pm

¿Collet (SIO2) PRNF/M? ¿Vicente Díez?

Si necesitas pasta blanca, SIO2 tiene una excelente para rakú, alta temperatura... es la PRA/I/F/M (I Impalpable; F fina; M media) Excelente en el secado y para los esmaltes

If you need white clay, SIO2 is excellent for raku, high temperature ... is the PRA / I / F / M (I Impalpable; thin F; M mean) Excellent in drying and glazes ...

with impalpable can do even sigillata and a slip works perfectly as raw and cooked parts. I use fine grog (PRAF)

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Re: Making mud penjing figures

Post  giangus on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:55 pm

thank you Ladi,
Planetabarro, uso esta tierra SiO2 PRNF E, muy buena plasticidad para escultura ( use this type of clay for the sculpture).

1/25th scale mudman figure








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Post  Dale Cochoy on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:43 pm

Just wonderful work!! thumbs up
I LOVE the Dragon and Frog!

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:08 am

Beautiful Giangus!

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Post  giangus on Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:35 pm

Thank you Dale, Todd,

some mud men figures and pots with animal just got out the kiln.


























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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:35 pm

Giangus, please PM me.
Thanks,
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Post  giangus on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:28 pm

the dragon & the bonsai pot






the frogs & the pot







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Re: Making mud penjing figures

Post  BigDave on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:31 pm

Very nice work Giangus,

the added animals remind me of Cameos
you have amazing skills

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Re: Making mud penjing figures

Post  giangus on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:37 pm

Thank you Dale,

a dragon small pot.






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Post  Dale Cochoy on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:31 pm

I love that dragon!!

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Re: Making mud penjing figures

Post  BigDave on Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:33 am

giangus wrote:Thank you Dale,
giang

I think that thank you was for Dave , but you can use it too Dale

I have trouble sculpting, and am impressed by those who can see in 3-d

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Post  giangus on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:25 pm

anyhow, thank you for leaving a comment Very Happy
Usually before making any sculpture, i spend a lot of time finding the real images, in case of real animals such as dogs, cats, birds.o the Internet..then, based on the visual information, i try to create the first shape of the figurine. Yes , it's difficult to deal with the proportion, scale, volume, details...before having a correct figure.



This 4cm crane took me alot of time to create.









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