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March 05, 2021

From Clay to Wax

  As we wrap up the first week of the Iron Pour ECS, we also finalize our wax molds. I have been primarily working with oil clay and water clay to create my initial rendition of a piece rather than simply working with wax. My process begins with clay; I shape and mold it into the sculpture shape that I want in iron. However, I have to make sure that the clay won’t get stuck in the plaster mold, so I am careful to avoid undercuts and any extremities that could potentially get caught in the...
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March 03, 2021

Breaking Up Iron Ingots

The Iron Pour started by finding inspiration from professional artists. We researched old and new works of art from talented individuals who could give us ideas about what to make. From there, we learned how to manipulate different mediums: water clay, oil clay, and wax. Groups worked together as they taught each other what they learned, forming both the wax and the ideas they had for sculptures. First, our hands were tested. We learned techniques to smooth, draw, and detail. I worked with...
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February 17, 2021

Iron Pour ECS | Course Description

The Great Iron Pour Essential question: Through hands-on immersion into historic techniques and processes, study of metallurgy, chemistry, materials science and industry, as well as working with professional sculptors, can we come to a clear understanding of the enormous significance of the age of metals while developing a personal aesthetic relationship with cast iron as an artistic medium? Course description: The Iron Pour ECS is a hands-on immersion into the world of making and...
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March 03, 2021

Breaking Up Iron Ingots

The Iron Pour started by finding inspiration from professional artists. We researched old and new works of art from talented individuals who could give us ideas about what to make. From there, we learned how to manipulate different mediums: water clay, oil clay, and wax. Groups worked together as...
» read more
February 17, 2021

Iron Pour ECS | Course Description

The Great Iron Pour Essential question: Through hands-on immersion into historic techniques and processes, study of metallurgy, chemistry, materials science and industry, as well as working with professional sculptors, can we come to a clear understanding of the enormous significance of the...
» read more
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