Clay Leonard, one day demo and hands on workshop
October 1, 2016, all day
University of Houston, Clear Lake
Clay Leonard, ceramic artist and University of Houston-Clear Lake, Assistant Professor, Ceramics will teach a one day workshop on mold making.
Morning- Clay will demo his work and how he uses bisque molds and other molds, to design and create utilitarian objects with an emphasis on slab construction using porcelain. He will discuss the benefits of bisque molds vs. plaster molds and highlight various design approaches to vessels, including utilizing paper templates.
Afternoon - You will have a chance to explore and experiment with various molds that have been made for the workshop and are in the studio. Question and answer session and brief critique. While you may have the chance to complete something, this time is really for exploring possibilities and may not result in a fully finished piece. However, you should bring ware boards in case you want to transport your work.
Location of Workshop and Parking
University of Houston – Clear Lake, North Arbor building, Ceramics Studio 1200.08. Park in UHCL parking lot G. It will says permit required, but that does not apply to the weekends. This is the link for a map showing parking and the entrance to the North Arbor building. Parking
8:30-9:00 Coffee and snacks
9:00 Demo and talk
1 hour lunch break
Experiment with molds, question and answer session and rief critique
4:00 End of workshop
Everyone should bring:
$10.00 for purchase of 25lb bag of cone 6 porcelain. Only this clay can be used with Clay Leonard's molds. Discounted clay provided by The Ceramic Store.
lunch and their drinks
basic tools for construction to work with (sponge, potter’s pin/needle tool, cut-off wire, ribs, wood knife, small bucket for water, etc.)
a couple of wear boards 12" x 12" minimum and plastic wrap to transport your work home