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This sculpture is a work of multiple ceramic modules. The process for making the modules involved making a plywood form to make a large plaster positive. The positive was cut at a compound angle, and the opposing pieces were used to make plaster molds for slip casting. Slip casting uses liquid ceramic, which is poured into a plaster mold. The plaster draws moisture out of the ceramic liquid, creating a wall of plastic clay over time. The excess slip is poured out, and the casting is taken out of the mold. The castings are all hand trimmed, and sanded after drying, before finally being glazed and fired. Through the course of all of these steps, about half of all castings were lost to crack from drying, handling, or firing. The resulting work displays the inherent flaws in seemingly precise works, creating an organic effect out of rigid geometry. This was a part of a greater body of work I did in my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program.

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Luke McCann Architecture Portfolio 2019  

Luke McCann Architecture Portfolio 2019  

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