Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring 2010

A couple of carved plaster models before the students began to bury them in plaster.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Meagan took a very rigorous approach to carving, creating a hexagon tower of sorts. She combined the pieces together to make one large hive structure on the wall, using gold leaf to fill in the cracks, mimicking honey.


Lauren is creating complex pieces with two simple forms - a small ball and a plastic diamond.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Kari's salt and pepper shakers - cast in black and white slip with braille lettering on top.


Jessie's army of plague/animal/bacterial forms. She was able to cast so many, and made an arrangement based on tonal differences. White china paint was added to the surface in tribal-esqe patterns. So nice.


Laura's form references the original cube it was carved from, while managing to be very fluid and viscous.

Christiana's factory

Christiana made her mold from a pre-exsisting mug and then added her professor Dean's face to the outside with oil clay. The cups turned out amazing, and I feel lucky to have one. The detail and transitions are perfect, with typical Dean quotes on the inside.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

end of quarter excitement

We rented a cargo van, drove into the wilderness, and filled it up with vintage molds. Look out...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Carly's leaf - I love how the form moves like a slinky. As demonstrated in the round below.


Christiana's juicer/tray form. She was trying to glaze all three stacked one on top of the other, but they sort of moved during the firing. I really like the way the piece worked out - how each form is shifted yet it stands perfectly.


Jamie's carved doorknobs. They have an lovely, oversized Alice in Wonderland feel to them. China paint and gold luster decoration, back one has tiny bows precisely cut away.
(Installation shot.)