Mold Master

Mold Master

Terra Cotta Mounted on Wood


This profile was constructed for a casting project very early in Joe's formal art making experience. The thick clay form, unfired, was pressed into wet sand. Plaster was then poured into the sand negative to create casts of the clay original. The piece Joe subsequently created from the plaster casts was less successful and did not survive the years. The master, however, proved far more interesting and was fired, pocked as it was with sand, and eventually varnished and mounted on two layers of prepared wood.

Private collection.

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Joe's output in ceramic media has also engaged Joe at his boundaries. He has used it to explore themes fundamental to his vision as well as a place to play and investigate his inspiration and practice.

Roman Head Landser, 1914 Centurion Iggy Pop Panzer Cup Hun Mask Cartridge Mask
X-Mal Stalingrad L. Muerto Russian Soldier Patriot Mask Drum Mold Master Object #1
Object #2 Object #3 Object #4 Object #5 Object #6 Object #7 Object #8
Topper for Wedding Cake (George and Tovis) Pilot Head Head (Falaise Pocket) Object #9 (Sugar Bowl and Creamer Set) Grievance Beast Grievance Beast 2 Grievance Beast 3
Yehuda Moon Grievance Beast 4 Grievance Beast 5 Grievance Beast 6