Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ceramic bell making video, Glazing and firing them, by Barbara Dunshee

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Another segment of my ceramic bell making videos. "Part 5" was originally to be about stringing together the parts of the bells I'd made in previous videos. But after glazing and firing them I realized there needed to be a video about that glazing and firing, so this is the alternative "Part 5".

Part 1 through 4 can be found archived on this blog.
Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 all deal with creating the outer bell shape.

Part 4s
making the clappers.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ceramic bell making, Parts 4 of 5, clappers and stoppers, by Barbara Dunshee

These three short video snippets below are a continuation of my ceramic bell making lesson. Previously on this blog Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 all deal with creating the outer bell shape.
In Part 4a I'm demonstrating how great these bells sound when finished. 4b, I demonstrate the sound making "clapper" of the bell. 4c I make the clay bead that holds the clapper at the right level inside the bell. Part 5, next Tuesday, will be stringing all the fired pieces together.

Video 4a: Ringing some finished bells to show off their lovely sound.
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Video 4b: forming the bell clapper
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Video 4c: forming the bead that secures the string and wiring mechanisms.
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Enjoy these two video snippets and stay tuned for the rest!