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Studio, Tools, Techniques

Block and Case

Block-case

Block and Case- confusing nomenclature

Studio Tour

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Pictures of the studio

Plaster

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Why plaster?

Steuben Sag Process

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The making of a Steuben special commission

Silicone Rubber Mold

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How a silicone rubber "glove" mold is made.

Platter model

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Making a model of an oval platter

Turning plaster on the lathe

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I have developed many effective techniques for turning plaster forms on the lathe.

Waste Molds

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Waste molding & casting is a traditional sculpture technique. By sculpting in clay and finishing in plaster, both materials are used to their best advantage.

Turning Plaster on the wheel

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Many, if not most, ceramic and glass tableware shapes are round, so naturally much of my work involves turned plaster models.

Running Plaster

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One of the useful properties of plaster its "period of plasticity".

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Commercial Projects

Studio, Tools, Techniques

Mold Design

Elements in the design of plaster molds for slip-casting

Notes on Ceramics and Design

From the Collection

Objects of interest, mostly ceramic, each with a story to tell.

DM Artwork: Ceramics

DM Artwork

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How to design molds for slipcast plates, platters, shallow bowls and similar forms

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Solo show of Prints, Drawings, and Collages at the Bethlehem (NY) Public Library

Solo Show, Bethlehem Public Library, Collages. 12/2015

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A few selections of figure drawings from recent years.

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