In this course we will focus on how to construct one part and multiple part production plaster molds for slip-casting porcelain. Press molds and other hand-building techniques will also be covered. Technical knowledge of casting slips and glaze will also be included in this course. Critical discussions related to multiples, repletion, repeat, copy, replicate, duplicate, collective, continuous are just some concepts that are examined in this class. Beyond the traditional uses of the plaster mold in ceramics this class also critically reviews ?What is a mold?? and how can we challenge this idea to create new ways of mold making and casting. Some artist that we will study in this course may include Paul Cummins, Rachel Kneebone, Caroline Slotte, Susan York, Richard Shaw, Wendy Walgate, Walter McConnell, Bonnie Kemske, Hella Jongerius, Janet Deboos, Gabriel Orozco, Alissa Volchkova, Dylan Beck. Readings will come from a variety of sourse some of which might include Thinking Through Craft by Glen Adamson, Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art by Clare Lilley and CRAFT edited by Tanya Harrod. This course will allow students to create two self-directed projects. Students should to be able to produce a one and two part mold on their own upon the completion of this class.
3.0 College Credits
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|Class meeting time||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Friday|
|Building and room||COM152|
|Course instructor||Nancy Marie Fleischman|