ADVENTURES IN CASTING: SECOND YEAR MEDIA STUDIES COURSE, THE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION

2018-2024

Project Role: Tutor

Project Category: Teaching

This course explored the physical transformation of certain materials over time, and the reciprocal relationship between mould and cast form. Working with plaster and concrete, students tested processes before, during and after the cast set  such as pigmenting, etching, cutting and polishing. Taking cues from geology as well as from the histories of art and architecture, this course will explored the creative and practical potentials of translating void into form.

Students will learn how to design, make and assemble formwork using a range of materials. Students will be expected to develop competent making skills appropriate for their design intentions, and to analyse and critically reflect on the practical, technical and formal qualities of each cast produced.

Finally we visited my family‚Äôs masonry works in Dorset, Haysom Purbeck Stone, which provided the students with an introduction to contemporary commercial masonry workshop and machinery processes, and the opportunity to cut and polish their casts. 

Using a broad range of additive and reductive processes we embarked on adventures in casting.