Production Ceramics, Spring 2017, Instructors: Kate Blacklock, Michael Lamar


Vegetable Table Décor (2017)

Cast from real vegetables, these ceramic pieces offer a playful addition to a table or a desk.


Above: Pepper mold made by Kate Blacklock, pieces cast, shaped, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Above: Pepper mold made by Kate Blacklock, pieces cast, shaped, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

process

As an introduction to the processes of mold making and slipcasting, we were asked to create plaster molds of vegetables in pairs. My partner, Sung Wha Kang, and I were assigned a squash.

Clockwise from top left: Building up the clay base and pour gate for the first half of the mold pour, creating a clean edge between the clay body and the vegetable, setup for the first mold pour, two mold halves completed, first slipcast squash with seamline, cast squash ready for bisque fire

Clockwise from top left: Building up the clay base and pour gate for the first half of the mold pour, creating a clean edge between the clay body and the vegetable, setup for the first mold pour, two mold halves completed, first slipcast squash with seamline, cast squash ready for bisque fire

After creating the molds, we individually cast, fired, and glazed our own pieces.

Vegetable Table Décor (2017)
Above: Pepper mold made by Kate Blacklock, piece cast, shaped, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Above: Pepper mold made by Kate Blacklock, piece cast, shaped, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Vegetable Table Décor (2017)
Above: Squash mold made by Jessica Lin and Jenevieve Woon, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Above: Squash mold made by Jessica Lin and Jenevieve Woon, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Above: Avocado mold made by Caroline Shen and Michael Zhang, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Above: Avocado mold made by Caroline Shen and Michael Zhang, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Above: Avocado mold made by Caroline Shen and Michael Zhang, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee

Above: Avocado mold made by Caroline Shen and Michael Zhang, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee