New Exhibit Puts Handbuilding and Mold Making on Display
It's been a busy few months for students in the Kootenay Studio Arts and now the crew in the Ceramics Program are going public with the pieces produced in their handbuilding and mold making project.
Gnome Born Bearded by Peggy Firth is one of the peices on display. See more at a Facebook photo gallery.
"The sculptural vessels have been created in the spirit of fun and technical exploration," says KSA Ceramics Instructor Garry Graham.
The clay shapes are formed, forced through the extruder dies and squeezed into molds with Wright's "Terminator" Press.
"These elements are reshaped and bonded together in surprising, unexpected ways," says Graham. "They are enhanced with fired surfaces, colours, textures and glaze. The results are distinctive ceramic work... unique vessels with individual expressions."
Army of Soliders by Shannon Merritt.
Under Pressure can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday until March 18.