Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Andrew Martin @ Lillstreet -- Day 2

Andrew Martin is teaching a workshop at Lillstreet on Mold making and slip casting.  Day two of the class has the students making a plaster of their pieces.

Andrew Martin instructing a student on the finer points of prepping a clay piece for making the plaster mold. Pieces are in leather hard stage.

Joan inspecting her preparation.  Looks like she is going to cast a two piece mold for the bottom half (stem) of her goblet form.  Below that is her shot "glass" form. 
Final clean-up and prep. 

 Dan preparing the drill and auger to mix up some plaster.

Dan looking perplexed because the chuck of the auger does not fit the drill.

 What treasures will these mold reveal?  Plaster are hardening and will be cut to review form inside.  Stainless steel sheet used to form the "mold box" and wet clay is used to form a leak-proof seal where the form meets the table.

Another "mold box" or form being prepped.  This one is made from wood and the planks are "L" shaped.  The two "L" shaped form can slide along to make a bigger or smaller form depending on the object to be cast.  "G" clamps used to secure the two "L" shaped planks together and wet clay may be used to seal the joints and any edges. 

Here are more information on Andrew Martin:

Andrew Martin's Website
Aquatic Aesthetic

Monday, March 19, 2012

Andrew Martin @ Lillstreet

Andrew Martin is in Lillstreet this week as part of the Mold Making and Slip Casting - Discovering New Work workshop.  This is a week long workshop and will focus on designing and making molds. 

I will attempt to drop in and take some photos of the workshop in progress.

Brag Shelf 3/15/2012

Here are the latest displays on the student brag shelf. Do you see your piece there?  Congratulations!

We've also installed another brag shelf above the coat rack.  This one is sturdier than the Ikea shelf and will be used for bigger and heavier pieces.  Below is a selection of the first sculptural pieces from Robin Power's Sunday morning class.

If you see new pieces added to the Brag Shelf and you don't see a photo on help, snap a good quality image and send them to nixon.khoo@gmail.com and I will publish them on here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Classes in Jeopardy

If you haven't signed up for classes for the Spring session, please do so soon.  The following classes are in jeopardy of cancellation due to low enrollment.  If it is a class you are interested in, please sign up for it before it gets cancelled and is no longer available!!!!

Exploring High Fire Glazes -- David Bromley
Monday 1:30 - 4:30PM

First Time Handbuilder -- Matthew Dercole
Monday 7:00 - 10:00PM

Beg/Adv Beg Handbuilding -- Lisa Harris
Tuesday 1:30 - 4:30PM

Art Dolls and Small Sculptures -- Robin Power
Tuesday 7:00 - 10:00PM

Multi-Level Print on Clay -- Tom Lucas
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30PM

Advanced Handbuilding -- David Trost
Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00PM

Tile Making -- Michael Skiersch
Thursday 7:00 - 10:00PM

Beg/Adv Beg Handbuilding -- Matthew Dercole
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00PM

cue music -- sign up today  before the classes get cancelled!