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Messing with Model Building

To better plan for my thesis show, and see multiple possibilities, I have created a variety of small scale models using the laser cutter and 3D printer. Some of these models have been enlarged like the ones below, using wood … Continue reading

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Playing with Porcelain

This week I am testing casting slip as part of investigating porcelain as an option for my ceramic furniture. First, I tested the casting slip to see how it fired using these furniture molds. The tests revealed that the NS-124 … Continue reading

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Laser Cutting Display Models

I used the laser cutter to create scale models of different display method ideas. Some were larger (about 6-8” versions) to allow for clay maquettes to interact with the display option. These were made of 1/4” plywood and plexi glass. The … Continue reading

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Animal Attitude

As part of planning my thesis show I am creating gesture studies of different prehistoric mammals to help me decide which to use as subjects. This process starts with sketching particular animals in different gestures. I often base these gestures … Continue reading

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Setting the Scene: Graduate Research on the Picturesque Aesthetic

This year I have been researching the picturesque aesthetic as applied to displays for my ceramic sculptures. At first, the term picturesque was applied to both a real landscape that was “fit to be made into a picture”, and the painting … Continue reading

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Material Research

In my second year of graduate school, I researched the use of non ceramic materials as a way to create non-fragile table legs. I learned to make two-piece silicone molds for cast resin. Here, the finished sculpted wet clay table … Continue reading

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NCECA Graduate Fellowship Research

Los Angeles: 30,000 BCE. July 4, 2016 I have made it to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles! I have already had an enjoyable week here making studies of the Columbian Mammoth. These sculptural reconstructions were created for … Continue reading

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