This course will explore Rhinoceros Software, 3D scanning, and 3D Printing technology. We will combine traditional plaster silica kilncasting molds with 3D printed patterns. Plaster investment strategies, lost wax, and 3D printed PLA (polylactic acid) burnout will be explored as well as basic coldworking to complete kilncast parts. Additional lectures and demonstrations will focus on a variety of rubber mold making techniques, annealing cycles, and more advanced software tutorials. No 3D modeling experience is required and there are no prerequisites, but students must bring a laptop computer. This class is open to all levels.
About the Instructor
Norwood Viviano is an associate professor and sculpture program coordinator at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. He received a BFA in sculpture and glass from Alfred University and MFA in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Viviano utilizes digital 3D modeling and printing technology in combination with glassblowing and casting processes to create his sculptural works. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Arts Society. Recently, he completed residencies at places such as the Royal College of Art, London, Ox-Bow School of the Art, the Museum of Glass, and The Corning Museum of Glass. He was also awarded an Arts/Industry Residency at the Kohler Company in Kohler, WI. Viviano’s recent exhibitions include Grand Rapids Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, Heller Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Venice Biennale.
- Additional Information
SKU CL0260-0002 Title Challenging Traditional Practice: Kilncasting 3D Printed Patterns, with Norwood Viviano Topic Kilncasting Location Portland Instructor Norwood Viviano