Somchai Charoen is a Thai born ceramic artist based in Sydney who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Trained in industrial ceramic design, he was a former lecture at Silpakorn University, Thailand. Since migrating to Australia in 2001, he has worked commercially as a mould and model maker as well as establishing his ceramic homewares label Eat Clay. Somchai has been working with many artists, designers and ceramics companies including Ben Quilty, Hany Armanious, Rod Bamford , Trent Jansen Mud Australia and Bison Australia. He is a co-founder of Belmore ITCH, a residency for non-ceramic artist to explore and interpret the medium.
In this one-day demonstration Somchai will discuss and demonstrate how to create a complex prototyping mould that can be used to create working moulds using the ‘mother’ mould technique. He’ll also introduce and demonstrate how to make a simple two-part mould from everyday objects like glass or plastic bottles and geometric forms like cube, cylinder and sphere etc.
Workshop participants will need some mould making experience to make the most of the demonstrations. Participants are encouraged to bring their own objects to discuss how to prepare them for mould making.
UTAS and TasTAFE students can attend this event at the subsidised rate. Student ID will be required at the event.