Tuesday, December 6, 2011

AU 2011 Raphael the Automotive Designer

Raphael designs cars and has worked all over the world contributing to high speed propulsion and style, but this was his first shot at molding and casting with porcelain. His intricate tendencies paid off as every piece made it, considering the loss rate typically associated with the material andthe complexity of some of his forms.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Informed by folded paper, the model for this form was hand carved from a block of plaster, molded and cast in porcelain

Los Muertos

Friday, June 10, 2011


We acquired a large collection of hobby molds, as a donation to UC. I dont want the students to think that they can get away with just working with them as is, so I am having them carve, chisel, sand blast, break, and even pour plaster into them to change the interior shape of the mold.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

altered hobby molds

I think this vessel is a really great example of an altered hobby mold. Originally a zodiac planter, Pisces to be specific.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hobby Mold project

Shown above is a much improved version of a "happy onion face sugar jar".