Friday, November 7, 2008

Steampunk Compendium from Earthenwood Studios

This post is the compendium of links created in my research in the fantasy genre of Steampunk, which I did over the course of two weeks, sharing some of my thoughts, findings, and inspirations. These posts show my process of creating a new line of ceramic jewelry components called Steam Stones, which started as one inch porcelain carvings, created in direct response to the day's research. Heavily inspired by steampunk in films, many of these posts have short video clips to accompany the images and words, a multi media experience! Please enjoy...

Steam Week: the gears are turning...
introduction, the first carving (a gear) and the original 1920's Metropolis as the inspiration

Steam Week: prepare for take-off
two new carvings: a portal and a propeller, with the anime Steamboy as inspiration, and music by Vernian Process

Steam Week: Giddy-up!
new buckle carving, talk of cowboys and outlaws, Firefly/Serenity as inspiration, and the Cassettes

Steam Week: awakening
keyhole carving and skeleton key sketch, mad scientists, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Steam Week: intermission, reflection, progress
progress thus far, the first molds and pressings, and an interview video clip with Datamancer

Steam Weekend: machinery in motion
the very first piece of jewelry made with the new components (also shown above) plus Abney Park and MirrorMask

Steam Weekend: resting and draining
some glaze tests, talk of steam punk vampires, Rasputina and Ergo Proxy

Steam Week: Ahoy!
a shipwheel carving, nautical steampunk inspiration, Stardust and Captain Shakespeare, and the anime Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Steam Week: stoking the fire
a furnace carving, locomotives, Harry Potter, Howl's Moving Castle, and Vernian Process

Steam Week: Time and Space, part one
a pocketwatch carving, the Time Machine, Monkeyshines, and Alan Parsons

a compass carving and the Golden Compass

Steam Week: Colors of a Steampunk World
many glaze tests and thoughts about color, inspired by the City of Lost Children

Steam Week: buzz buzz buzz
a triple gear pendant, Tesla, electricity, and the Prestige

Thanks to our guest blogger, Melanie from Earthenwood Studio!

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