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From our tour of Dustin Yellin’s studio and the Pioneer and King art space in Red Hook

From our tour of Dustin Yellin’s studio and the Pioneer and King art space in Red Hook

Absolutely beautiful sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum #SCAD #nofilter #hashtag (at Brooklyn Museum)

Absolutely beautiful sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum #SCAD #nofilter #hashtag (at Brooklyn Museum)

Private screenings in reserved theaters… Yeah, I could get used to this. #SCADI’m at SoHo House (via Scope)

Private screenings in reserved theaters… Yeah, I could get used to this. #SCAD

I’m at SoHo House (via Scope)

Day2! We get to go to the D&D building, meet Amos Poe and see the High Line… And that’s just part of our day! #SCAD #poeamos

Day2! We get to go to the D&D building, meet Amos Poe and see the High Line… And that’s just part of our day! #SCAD #poeamos

We’re headed to the Eisenman Architects studio and I’m really looking forward to meeting Peter Eisenman! #SCAD #NYC

About to take off for NYC, I can’t wait for the Master Class week to finally start! #SCAD

New lamp technique I’m working on.

New lamp technique I’m working on.

You tasty son of a bitch! #oldrasputin

You tasty son of a bitch! #oldrasputin

Stacking Cream and Sugar Server Pt. 2

I finally finished preparing the 3D prints for my mold. It took a couple hours of sanding to get the model smooth, and I hate sanding. Then I slapped some putty on it to fill the gaps and errors in the prints. I wish someone should have told me that was a terrible idea though not because putty was the wrong thing to use. It was the “slapping it on” part that was stupid. Turns out that stuff is harder than the plastic and took forever to sand it smooth. Grrrrrr sanding, I hate you.

Then I finally finished the models with a few coats of high build primer, a few coats a day, for a few days until the finish was silky smooth. This process was a lot longer than expected. 

You can see the original 3D prints straight from the printer and then the final sanded, primed and ready to rock versions. Also, sitting in a blue foam holder for making two part molds.

3D print all the things!

Finally, from the digital realm to the living! It never ceases to amaze me how something can go from my digital screen, and then so quickly be perfectly created in real life in a little lab.

​Although somewhere, somehow, the dimensions got a little wonky and it was printed about 40% bigger than it should have been. OR its possible that I screwed up my measurements and made it way too big… Ill blame the fact that I had to convert the file types…Yeah, Ill blame the computers. It printed so big that if the two were put together it is the size of a pitcher… who wants a pitcher of cream?? Anyone? I thought not, I had to reprint them both much, much smaller. so that I am not serving a gallon of cream and a pound of sugar.

​Next up, I am going to make a two part mold for slipcasting!