Pre-Recorded Online Demonstration: Learn How to Make a Robot Monster with Metal Parts with James DeRosso

  • Fri, December 31, 2021
  • 12:00 AM
  • Online, Link will be Emailed


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This is a video recording of a demonstration which took place on 3/31/2021. Run time is 01:58:51.

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This is a workshop demonstrating how to create a robot monster that includes added metal parts. James will show how he works through the initial creative process of designing and sketching a monster that incorporates found metal objects. He'll show his slab and sculptural techniques for building a vessel and also demonstrate specific monster making skills. This workshop will explain how to calculate the fitting of metal parts with consideration of clay shrinkage and also how to adhere those parts after the firings.

You Will Learn:

  1. Learn design and sketching techniques

  2. Learn slap and sculptural clay building techniques

  3. Learn techniques for combining metal parts, including calculating clay shrinkage and adhesives

Materials Needed:

  • Clay - James uses Timberline Sculptural, cone 6, and White Salmon with grog, cone 6

  • Clay sculpting tools

  • Clay slicing wire tool or fishing line

  • Ruler or tape measure

  • Water dish with clay added to make slip

  • Ware boards or a porous work surface - James uses Hardie-Boards the size of my table tops

  • Sketch pad and pencil

  • Found metal objects such as engine gears, faucet handles, camera lenses...

  • Two-part epoxy - James uses PC-7 because it's black


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