Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
|Making the bear "cartoon" for custom tile fabrication in Bleecker Co-op's ceramic studio.|
A team of five artists -- Tristan R. Whiston, Anna Camilleri, Henry Campos, Katie Yealland, and Chantelle Gobeil -- worked on fabrication for two very exciting and labour intensive weeks in order to prepare for opening the studio to community contributors on January 29.
|Clay slab fabricaton.|
|The 24 piece cartoon is labeled so that nothing is lost in the collaboration between the mixed media (carpentry, wood, paint, mosaic) studio and the ceramic studio.|
|Cutting glass tile.|
|After the MDF boards were sealed and cradled, the scaled grid was rendered to guide wood construction and carpentry.|
|A Weldbond dilution (1 part Weldbond to 5 parts water) was used to seal and prime all wood.|
|2000+ glass gems were treated with paint and clear coat to produce custom colours.|
|Building level 1.|
|Our colour and materials palette.|
|Thinking about next steps.|
|Planning for the integration of level 3, which is being produced in the ceramic studio |
under the leadership of Henry Campos.
|400+ particle boards screws and Weldbond were used to build a stable (and non-porous) structure.|