Students will show their knowledge of drape/hump mold technique through rolling out a slab and correctly placing and forming it around a hump mold. They will be able to articulate the steps and why they are necessary verbally.
Please review the directions on yesterday's blog post. There are certain things that it seems like students are not doing correctly.
1) Roll out your clay using either the slab roller or a rolling pin with guides on the side of pin so the slab is a consistent thickness. YOU MUST ROLL OUT PIECE OF CLAY THAT IS LARGE ENOUGH TO COMPLETELY COVER YOUR MOLD. You have to wait until it is your turn to use the slab roller. There should be no more than two people at a time working on this piece of equipment. We have tried more and it simply doesn't work.
2) Take your slab to your table to work on it so you free up the slab table.
3) Make sure to rib both sides of your slab. Lift it very carefully each time. It needs to remain solid without bends or breaks in it.
4) Apply the texture BEFORE you place it over the mold.
5) The clay should fit snugly around the mold. You have to work with your clay to make this happen. If you are unclear about how to do this, Please watch the YouTube video AGAIN and AGAIN until you get it. Folds and wrinkles will not be accepted and will definitely lower your grade.
6) Your clay needs to sit on the mold over night. Please cover lightly with a large piece of plastic. There is still work to do to finish this piece so it can't dry out completely.