LISA KLAKULAK, Sculpting Hollow Forms + Partial Felt Density
12 May - 15 May
To develop a hollow form, wool fiber is layered around a flat resist made from a material impenetrable by the fibers and once the fibers have entangled the resist is removed and the form fulled.
In addition to the shape of the resist, understand how varying the density of wool in a given area (differential shrinkage) and directional fulling can provide more control to sculpt desired forms and forms previously unimaginable.
Participants will make partially felted sheets of fiber in varying thicknesses and states of structural integrity to apply as distinct shapes in their fiber layout. Proper fulling and the thickness of the vessel’s wall in relationship to its volume will determine the forms integrity.
Hand stitched structural ribbing, steam blocking and shellac stiffening can then be applied to refine the forms posture and presence.