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Flux (for Glazes)

  Description/Application In ceramics, a flux additive will lower the melting point of materials. Fluxes are introduced to the raw glaze and can be composed of a variety...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Foundation, Sculpture

Expanding Foam

  Description/Application Often referred to as “spray foam”, expanding foam is applied using a spray canister and is used  as insulation, as a sealant, an adhesive, for casting...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Communications Design, Foundation, Industrial Design, Sculpture

EVA Foam

  Description/Application EVA Foam, or craft foam, is a soft flexible foam, commonly sold in thin sheets, rolls, or tiles. It is shock absorbent, buoyant, and waterproof, it...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Fashion, Foundation, Industrial Design, Sculpture

Cork

  Description/Application Cork is a tree bark fiber, that is used for its lightweight and porous properties. Resources Cork is harvested in forests of “Cork Oak”, predominantly in...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Communications Design, Construction Management, Foundation, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking, Sculpture

Conté Crayon

  Description/Application Conté crayon is a compressed stick of pigment and clay, most commonly black, white, or sanguine (red) colored. Conté is hard and rectangular and therefore suited...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Drawing, Foundation, Painting

Colored Pencils

  Description/Application Colored pencils are an art medium constructed of a narrow, pigmented core encased in a wooden cylindrical case. They are typically utilized for sketching or drafting,...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Interior Design, Painting

Canvas Paper

  Description/Application Canvas is a textile used as a base for painting. It is available in different weights and weaves. 1 Canvas paper are sheets of canvas bound...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Communications Design, Foundation, Painting

Canvas

  Description/Application Canvas is a textile used as a base for painting. It is available as a roll, board, or stretched over a wooden frame. Canvas can come...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Communications Design, Foundation, Painting

Barrier Cream

  Description/Application Artist’s barrier cream is applied to the skin to create resistance to irritating and staining chemicals such as paints and solvents. Resources Barrier cream is composed...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Foundation, Painting

Acrylic Medium (Silkscreen)

  Description/Application Acrylic medium is a white liquid or paste that can be mixed with paints, inks, or glazes to control the material’s consistency and texture. Acrylic mediums...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Communications Design, Foundation, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking