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!

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