14 August 2010

incorrectly perceived size

i made a bunch of orderly little circle bunches, imagining i would use them individually on a necklace, like so...
as i sat looking at this arrangement i remembered SHRINKAGE. after 6 or 7 years working with metal clay, shrinkage should never catch me by surprise, but it ALWAYS does. i work on a scale that looks attractive and appropriate to me (i just do not like things too big) and then fire the work and it shrinks about 15% (looks more like 25% to me!). and i'm often disappointed. well, this time i remembered just in time! i realized these would look pretty rinky dinky if i left them like that, so i started grouping them. here's an option...

and here....

3 comments:

barbarasfernald.com said...

I like them all. How will you decide?
Are those circles dry connected on the sides or is there a connecting piece in back?
You've been a busy bee!

holly k said...

oh, there's a piece connecting in the back...i wouldn't trust just a side-to-side connection....i decided already and will post pics soon (soon as i take them, that is!)! school's just around the corner, there will be a massive slow-down in september!

barbarasfernald.com said...

Yeah, what happened to August? Where did it go?