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paperclay translucent porcelain in "window-door"
Second Printing of Paperclay Art and Practice is now available and detail updated from the first printing.
I am in studio working on new work and new projects and new course also. I am grateful. Travel shedule is not firmed up yet.
If interested in short term internship (unpaid) to help with the education admin support project or projects to benefit the paperclay communities- and you are a student enrolled in ceramics, preferably at masters or higher level - Please contact me by email- see link to right.
Private consultation available for special projects. Save hours of time and focus on your art and the design of your project.
Research Ahead in Sustainable Materials Engineering and Integrated Art/Design/Material:
Real homework now goes to science and engineering is to develop alternatives to man made polymers ( for plastics- wonder materials but they give off toxic fumes in fire!) At long last, we now have tools and technology (calculation, modeling, fabrication hardware and software) to research sustainable natural polymer- cellulose fiber and clay compounds that would reduce costs of production (fuel, labor, transport loss) etc, and environmental impact- in almost every application of ceramic. We also have some great advances in ceramic materials to integrate into paperclay compounds. The properties of paperclay are not the same as traditional ceramic and now enough artists have proved this by successess in kiln and out.
Integrated Technologies for Sustainable Materials Research in Application beyond art.
What low cost medicines will be accessible to us created in and delivered by nano porous forms of paperclay? Water filtration products can be cost effective.
Kids challenge project pages The chance to make rough prototype water filters by hand is one way to get an idea of the teamwork and system of problem solving and design that inventors and engineers face. <<<see more for teachers
Water: Ripple EffectsThe Water Tap: A Water Distribution Camp - SMUApril 2013: Dallas, Texas, I presented hands on design for village handbuilt paperclay water filter design at SMU Southern Methodist University, Dallas Engineering and Humanity Week April 6-11, 2013. I am expeciallly grateful for assistance by Laura Seipp, Allison Michelle Leopold, SMU Ceramics, Malcom Morris and Millenium Water Alliance, Jessie Zarazaga and all at the Hunt Institute of Engineering and Humanity who faciliated the project http://eandhweek.org/the-water-tap/