Monday, October 3, 2011

Marc Digeros at Lillstreet

Marc Digeros conducted a two-day workshop on Handbuilding with Soft Slabs at Lillstreet on September 24th and 25th.  Soft slabs are difficult to maneuver in that it does not want to stay upright or keep its shape.  The natural tendency for soft slab is to collapse in on itself.  During this workshop, Marc showed the participants that there are many desirable qualities gained when building with soft slabs.  Marc used a combination of paper patterns, templates and drop molds to make predominantly functional forms.  During these two days, Marc spent a large part of the day on demos.  On Saturday, September 24th, March also presented a slide show on his career and shared with the artist community at Lillstreet about his inspiration and process.

Paper Pattern

Other than construction techniques, Marc will also focus on surface decoration considerations and discuss the aesthetic of the slab built form.

Some of the workshop participants:

Marc Digeros received his MFA from the University of Washington and his BFA from the University of Minnesota. He has taught at schools in the Los Angeles area including CSU (California State University) Northridge, CSU Long Beach, as well as the University of Southern California.  To see more of Marc’s work, please visit his website

Workshop work in progress:

Completed piece:

Other work by Marc:

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