Join us for this two-day hands on workshop that will be exploring the world of slip casting and mold making with artist and mold maker Chris Kamykowski. Not only will you be able to watch and learn valuable techniques from Chris, but you will have the opportunity to create your own plaster mold as well as experiment and explore the endless possibilities of slip.
During this workshop you will:
-Build a one piece plaster mold with a supplied, found, or self-sculpted item
-Explore surface decorating techniques with slip, like slip marbling and transfer
-Slip cast pieces from your created mold, as well as in house molds
-Utilize multiple colored slips to cast your pieces
-Receive informational handouts from the artist that will aid you in your at home slip casting
What will be supplied:
-Mold making materials
-Found molds to utilize in altering
-We will supply light snacks
There will be a lunch break, but lunch will not be provided.
Chris grew up in several states of the Midwest. He found his passion for art and design in his senior year at Sturgis High School in Sturgis, MI. After originally pursuing Architecture, eventually Chris settled into sculpture and ceramics. In 2014, he graduated with a BFA in 3D Studies from Youngstown State University, focusing on mold making and slip casting. Chris then spent two years working with Corbé Co. where he was able to hone his skills, and was introduced to production ceramics. Currently he is the pressing team leader and mold maker at Motawi Tileworks. His work incorporates architectural references, either in clean faceted forms, or using molds of common building materials.
Follow Chris on Instagram @leo_ceramics to keep up with his work!