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Press Molds and Applique with Sophie Gibson

In this course you will learn how to create plaster press molds from your own sculpted decorations and/or found objects. We will cover safe plaster usage, identifying and avoiding undercuts, and cleaning your molds to generate good copies. After making at least one mold, each student will press a collection of copies to incorporate into a larger handbuilt composition. All levels welcome. 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: All levels
Materials Included: Plaster, Murphy's Oil Soap, spray bottles, work boards
Requirements: some tools are need whichyou can bring from hoe or buy the first day of class in our shop A variety of small wooden sculpture tools Small nylon brushes Sureform (optional but helpful) Exacto knife Clay (at least half a bag - more if you want to make a large final project) Clay must be purchased fin our shop if we are to fire it for you. Small Bucket for mixing plaster
Instructor: Sophie Gibson
Instructor Bio: Sophie Gibson is a ceramic sculptor, painter, and stop-motion animator who takes inspiration from people and natural environments. Sophie spent her undergraduate career in Providence, Rhode Island attending both the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University as a member of the Brown | RISD Dual Degree Program and earned a a B.F.A. in Illustration and B.A. in History. since then she has been an apprentice in the studio of internationally recognized ceramic sculptor Cristina Cordova and the studio manager at CityClay. Sophie currently maintains a studio practice at Visible Records building in Charlottesville.
The class fee includes open studio time during business and class hours. Some restrictions apply. The fee does not include the price of clay, or tools. New students may borrow tools from the studio.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.