Assignment: Plaster/Texture Study
An in-class assignment—in addition to the conceptual aspects of design, I emphasize building a base of knowledge with materials and technique. Students are required to bring objects with defined texture to class. They press these objects into wet clay, which are then used as rudimentary molds for plaster. We apply stain to the finished plaster casting, and wipe-back to highlight the surface texture.
Detail images of the process