When Misha Kligman offered up his Painting I and II students to paint bowls for the Empty Bowls event (taking place in Nov., 2017), it was an opportunity that couldn’t be passed up. So Laura Gascogne and some Ceramics students made “blank” bowls and passed the bisqued bowls on to Misha. …and the results were stunning!
Last week, I posted pics from Angelica Sandoval’s Aluminum Casting. This week, it’s BRONZE in Mark Cowardin’s class on NOVEMBER 10! How do you know it’s bronze?
Bronze is comprised of COPPER and TIN. Tin makes the copper harder, more durable as it was discovered many millenia ago during the Bronze Age. However, it’s the Copper that gives the furnace flame it’s signature green hue.
This upcoming Sunday, 11/6/16, 2-4PM, there will be an opening and reception for student works in Photography and Ceramics in the Student Center Gallery. A reception with food and drinks will be provided.
The Photography Exhibit, “Faces of the Heart” features up close portraits of local heart transplant patients.
The Ceramics Show, “Interpreting Form” features works by students in Sam Davis’s Ceramics I classes that explore concepts surrounding camouflage within formal compositions.
One of the truly exciting experiences for JCCC students in Sculpture is the casting process.
This intricate, multifold process starts with an idea, which then the student makes a “positive” of using microcrystalline wax. Once made, a wax “sprue” (channel for the metal) is attached. The entire solid piece of wax is then dipped multiple times into a silica slurry, which builds up a “ceramic shell” around the wax. After the shell has dried, it is fired and the wax is steamed/ melted out, leaving a void in which a metal is then poured, such as aluminum or bronze. The shell is then chipped away, leaving the “positive” metal piece, whereby the sprue is removed and the sculpture is cleaned.
This Past First Friday, JCCC Student work was invited to be shown at the Wallace Engineering Firm in KC at 18th and McGee. Special thanks to Crystal Anton (JCCC Sustainability leader) and her husband who works at Wallace Engineering, for inviting us. Congratulations to the many students whose amazing work looked GREAT in the Space!!!
We are so proud of the Students and Staff who put this show together in such a TIGHT time frame. It looks awesome:
The Students have been busy on their first projects. We have some exciting News to share; JCCC’s Sculpture Program has been featured in the local TV news channel, KSHB 41 Action News. Each year the Sculpture students compete in a chance to get funded to make a sculpture project through JCCC’s Sustainability Program. The chosen students then create a piece out of recycled or renewable material that gets displayed on campus. We are so proud of our Sculpture students. The story showcases the latest exhibit: