Here’s a preview of one of our Workshops that will be offered during Crafting Connections. Ian F. Thomas will school us on mold making!
Rigid Porosity: This mold making demonstration will illustrate simple and effective techniques that allow for flexibility. General techniques will be shared/demonstrated to for you to get the most out of your molds with the least amount of waste possible. The methods expressed will aid with many aspects of molding from the diversity of materials one may want to cast to storing the molds.
Ian F. Thomas is an installation artist living in Slippery Rock, PA and works at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. He holds a BFA from Slippery Rock University and an MFA from Texas Tech University. Thomas received additional training at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. His work has been featured in the contemporary ceramics magazines Ceramics: Art and Perception and Ceramics Now. Recent exhibitions include Filtered Permeability at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, and Push Play at Bellevue Arts Museum in Seattle. He is also the co-founder of One Wall Gallery and The Culture Laboratory Collective.