CircleMatic Form Finder
Posted June 22, 2011on:
CIRCLEMATIC DVD NOW AVAILABLE!
This new one hour video that Sandi put together explains how to use the CircleMatic Form Finder Templates to spark your creativity and create a wide variety of forms.
TO ORDER TEMPLATES AND DVD SEE ORDER LINKS ON THE RIGHT. YOU CAN ORDER THE TEMPLATES & DVD SEPARATELY OR AS A PACKAGE. CHOOSE APPROPRIATE LINKS FROM THE LIST ON THE RIGHT.
VIEW THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW TAKEN FROM THE FULL DVD:
Explore Conical Forms With These Easy to Use Templates!
For Potters and Teachers Working with Clay Slabs or Paper
TO PURCHASE CIRCLEMATIC FORM FINDER TEMPLATES: • Order links to pay by PayPal or Credit Card are above on the right side of the page. • If you prefer to pay by Check, please download the PDF Order Form Below: CircleMatic Mail In Order Form PLEASE ALLOW TWO WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TAKE LONGER. How CircleMatic Works… CircleMatic Form Finder is a set of 24 circular templates that are flexible, durable, laminated, and useful for clay work as well as paper projects. They are helpful in teaching, and learning about, how conical forms are developed from cutting sections out of circles. The flexibility of the templates allow the user to see what form can be made from each template. The durability allows the user to cut against them when working with clay slabs, and because of the lamination they can be wiped clean with a damp sponge. They are lettered so the user can record which templates are used for specific forms. This encourages exploration, since you can choose to make and stack the templates to arrive at a form before cutting up your slabs. There are three parts to the set: The Main Template Format in Green has 10 templates, The Alternate Templates in Blue has 6 templates, and The Purple Templates are Solid Circles that have division lines in quarters and thirds. They come in a sturdy reclosable bag for easy storage. Below see photos of how the templates can be stacked to create a variety of forms. Using CircleMatic Form Finder Templates is like having building blocks for creating forms. You can have fun creating a whole new series of Forms! The more you use them, the more you learn about making forms from multiple parts. From these templates a variety of forms can be made, either by using one or two templates to make a form, or by making multiple parts from various templates and stacking them in different combinations. Start by making a form from each of the templates, and see how you can combine them. Then make multiples of each of the templates, and you will discover even more variations for forms. The possibilities are endless so let your imagination run wild! CircleMatic Form Finder was developed as a teaching tool to illustrate how circular templates are created. The templates were designed and created by Sandi Pierantozzi, a studio potter who handbuilds with slabs, and who has worked extensively in the field of ceramics, developing her work for 27 years. Sandi teaches workshops nationwide, and in trying to develop good, clear demonstrations, she has developed the templates over years of trial and error. Some Sample Projects for the Classroom: For this project I had the students choose up to 8 of the templates to work with. They could make multiple parts from their chosen templates to create a form. I demonstrated the bottle form on the right, but I wanted the students to see how many different forms they could come up with by stacking and re-stacking the various parts they made. Below are some of the forms the students made. Progression of a bowl made with the basic techniques shown in the video below: The following video shows some basics of how to use the templates. Students in a recent class loved the templates so much they made a fun video about it! POTTERY MAKING ILLUSTRATED FEATURED CIRCLEMATIC FORM FINDER TEMPLATES IN THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012 ISSUE! You can download a copy of the article below: CircleMatic Article Pottery Making Illustrated Start creating new forms today! To purchase a set of CircleMatic Form Finder Templates use the appropriate links below: TO PURCHASE CircleMatic Form Finder: • Order links to pay by PayPal or Credit Card are above on the right side of the page. • If you prefer to pay by Check, please download the PDF Order Form Below: CircleMatic Mail In Order Form PLEASE ALLOW TWO WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TAKE LONGER. CircleMatic Contact: circlematic(at)gmail.com