Kilncasting an object that has a hollow core or a void is tremendously challenging, but artist Joanna Manousis has figured it out.In this workshop, she'll cover basic-through-advanced kilncasting strategies, including replicating positive forms in wax and investment materials using mother molds, multi-part mold making, hot wax construction and finishing, sprueing and firing techniques. You'll create multiples in wax from found objects and acquire the skills necessary to assemble finished models for lost wax casting and core molding.
You'll also use coldworking methods on the exterior surfaces of the sculptures to take advantage of the translucent, magnifying properties of glass to reveal spaces within them.
About the Instructor
Joanna Manousis is a British artist and designer living and working in the United States. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University, NY, and a BFA in Glass from the University of Wolverhampton, England. Manousis has worked, studied and taught in Japan, the UK, and US. Her sculptures and installations have won numerous scholarships and awards including The Hans Godo Frabel Award, and the Pearson’s Glass Prize. Her work is featured in private and public collections in the US and Europe.
- Additional Information
SKU CLB243-0002 Title Mastering the Void, with Joanna Manousis Topic Kilncasting, Kilnforming Location Bay Area Instructor Joanna Manousis