Saturday, June 13, 2009


Shannon graduated showing this piece and received a Directors Award.


With Ohio Pride Annie carved this model out of dense foam, left. I love the way the bluish glazing flowed with the Ohio River on the far right. This swing state has leaned to the left.

Monica and Anne

Monica's forms on the left, with collaborative cups on the right
Anne's form on the left with the collaborative cups on the right. It was great to see the collaboration between these two. They asked a lot of questions and took advantage of creative liberty.

Friday, June 12, 2009


A few free forms

Monday, June 8, 2009


Joline was referencing gypsum crystals while working with the same but refined " plaster" to get to this form.


This student worked very meticulously on form, but also had a way with 2-d. I introduced a tile project which some students really excelled at.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Something derived from a deep sea dive.

John P.

Cliff Dwellings?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring 2009 Hand Carved Plaster Forms

Over all, it seems that the spring mold making students have pursued more complicated forms then those of the winter quarter. The Spring class was aware of their predecessor's, and have been influenced a little.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Above, collaborating with Lisa on form and surface, using ceramic decals. below, a pierced vase.

John Knight

Figure and Facet

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shannon' diamond lattice insanity

She has really stumbled across something here with this diamond form that has been cut away to its minimal structure.

Erin E.

Free form goodness.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sarah F.

A hand carved model on the left and the finished product on the right. Sarah utilized over glaze china paints for the detail and color.

Anthony W.

Working modularly.


Melinda made molds and cast these objects while thinking about architecture and interiors.

Friday, March 13, 2009


It is nice to see a couple of takes on the same form. Autumn flipped the object over for variation.

David's Rhyton

David digitally modeled and cnc milled from dense foam, the form on the right to produce these rhyton drinking vessels. With no means for resting these cups, the drinking must continue. Check out David web site, click here.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mariel, from photo

Several positions of the same object.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

mold making

Students made molds like these of their hand carved plaster forms, to then cast in ceramic material.

Hand Carved Plaster

As shown below, and here, each student began with a cast 6x6" plaster cube; which have been carved into faceted forms.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Plaster Prototypes

John, Mariel, David

Plaster Prototypes

Shannon, Meldinda, Sarah

Plaster Prototypes

Cooper, Courtney, Carol

Plaster Prototypes

Anthony, Chris, Autumn