Monday, 15 April 2013

Ding Sequence Four

Ding Sequence Four

Some metal smith seems to realised that the moulds for metal casting allowed one to be have stable metal forms without having to worry about cracks.

You can make a shape like this in clay but you would have to join several slabs and either use a press mould for the sides or press on many smaller pieces.

I have seen vessels in metal and clay very similar to the fang ding used to hold incense sticks in Taoist and buddhist temples.