Wesley T. Wright: Mold MakingFrom 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The class will begin with a discussion and slide show of different types of molds and their many applications. Participants will then learn how to make Molds out of plaster and clay for sculptural and functional ceramics. Use found objects or leather hard clay. Take home one part press/spring mold or two to three part slip casting molds.
You may bring Objects to cast. No more than 7” in any direction. Rigid objects made of metal or fired ceramic are not recommended for plaster molds. Bring in objects you don’t mind getting damaged or dirty. Objects with fine detail, a clear seam-line and minimal undercuts are good. We can discuss different mold strategies for any objects you bring in.
About the Artist
Wesley Wright is a Northern California based sculptor and mixed media artist known for his highly detailed and eccentric imagery. His work addresses environmental and existential issues with humor, grit and imagination. In his work, Wright employs innovative variations on traditional techniques such as mold making and wheel forming.
After growing up in Berkeley, California, Wright attended Humboldt State University where he became involved in ceramics and circus arts. He then went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University. Wright shares a studio in Oakland, California with his wife and fellow ceramic artist Malia Landis. Wright has taught at a number of institutions including Santa Clara University and Delta College in Stockton.
Workshop will be held at:
Leslie Ceramic & Crafts Supply
1776 Wright Ave
Richmond, CA 94804