Model and Mould Making with Angelo di PettaJanuary 12, 2023
Salsa Night at MedaltaJanuary 26, 2023
In this 10 day workshop, Bryan Cera will lead explorations in folding emergent technologies into contemporary clay and ceramics studio practice. Participants will utilize CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software for the conception and design of forms, and will investigate a range of digital fabrication methodologies for the production of works, including: Clay 3D Printing, Plastic 3D Printing for the production of slipcast molds, and CNC machining for the production of formers and slump molds.
$1295 + GST
Post-secondary students are eligible to receive a 25% discount on the course fee with proof of current student ID. Maximum 2 students per workshop.
- 24 hour studio access
- Guided access to the entire Historic Clay District site, including tours
- All firings
- Use of general mould making tools and equipment
Workshop Participants responsible for:
- Materials, Clay and tools (plaster and clay will be available for purchase on site)
- A personal laptop capable of running Rhinoceros 3D version 7 (a free trial version is available)
- Various tools and materials (you will be notified of what to bring)
- Accommodations: Onsite housing is available at the BMO Artist Lodge for $495 + GST for 10 days (Check-in July 3, check out July 14). Fee includes a private room with double bed, shared bathrooms and communal living areas. For more information, click here.
A full refund (less a $25 administration fee) is available if you cancel by the registration deadline (June 6). If Medalta cancels, or if you need to cancel due to medical reasons (documentation required), you will receive a full refund. For cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop, a refund of 50% of the total fee is available. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the start of the workshop or during the workshop, we will be unable to issue any refund.
For more information contact Amy Duval: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Cera is an artist, designer and maker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose practice explores the intimate and often dysfunctional relationships between humans and their technologies and investigates information and data’s reciprocal relationships to matter and ideas. His studio explorations traverse clay 3D Printing, robotics, interactive objects, and experimental platforms for digital fabrication. He has shown work across the US, including exhibitions in California, Maine, Nevada, Philadelphia, Utah, and Wisconsin, and has contributed to international exhibitions in Australia, Canada, China, Great Britain, and Switzerland. Bryan holds a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Arts, as well as Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Art and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2016 he founded the Thing Tank – a digital fabrication laboratory dedicated to exploring the integration of emerging technologies into more “traditional” craft practices. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Object Making and Emergent Technologies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta.
“My studio practice is a constant investigation of emergent tools, processes, and technologies for making objects. My interest lies closer to the process of making rather than the final form produced. Much of my work reflects this as, for example, I am more interested in producing video timelapses and process photography of potential objects, rather than the objects themselves. I am interested in the utility of new machines and technologies, but also in strategies for repurposing, reimagining, and reinventing them to do things they weren’t intended to do. Novel discoveries that come out of my studio practice become published as open-source projects, as a means to give back to online communities of makers and thinkers I have learned from.”
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