Sculpture & Carving

Finished Squid

Finished Squid

Original Design

Original Design

Glue up and carve

Glue up and carve

Sanded and rounded over

Sanded and rounded over

Cutting off and adding back in limbs

Cutting off and adding back in limbs

Finished Squid

Finished Squid

Finished Squid backside

Finished Squid backside

Finished Squid with paint

Finished Squid with paint

Squid Archer

Hand Pros Class

Ohio University 2016

Professsor: Tom Fiocchi

  • Designed and drew out Squid

  • Glued up blue foam 

  • Run through a band saw to get close to the shape needed and then carved.

  • Helmet and eyelids are made from thin microcell foam.

  • Hand to remove limbs and reattach them. Several limbs have dowels and plumbing snakes in the interior for rigidity.

  • Bow is made from poplar and tie line. Arrow tails are made from cardstock. 

Finished Stump

Finished Stump

Model of Stump

Model of Stump

Patterning out

Patterning out

Wood Frame

Wood Frame

Chicken Wire & Muslin Mache

Chicken Wire & Muslin Mache

Batting Bark

Batting Bark

Finished Stump

Finished Stump

Stump

The Dryad: An Appalachian Tale

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Derek Smith

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Interior base of plywood and 2x4

  • Chicken wire over top for shape

  • Muslin mache over top of that

  • Batting dipped in glue, paint, and water for a bark texture

Finished Pie

Finished Pie

Finished pie

Finished pie

Finished Cake

Finished Cake

Finished Stew

Finished Stew

Finished Chicken

Finished Chicken

Top Girls Foods

Top Girls

Ohio University 2017

Scenic Designer: Jacob Brown

Prop Master: Erin Brandt

  • Apple Pie: Apples are made from a carved upholstery foam, coated in dyed gel candle. Crust is oven-baked clay and painted. Whipped cream is made from silicone caulk. 

  • Cake: Made from upholstery foam. Center and topping from a mix of silicone and dyed gel candle.

  • Stew: Vegetables are made from carved and painted styrofoam. Broth is made from dyed gel candle with yellow acrylic paint bits mix in. 

  • Chicken: Made from upholstery foam covered in latex paint, painted with acrylic. Sauce made from gel candle.

Fiberglass Shell pre-trim

Fiberglass Shell pre-trim

Base dry fit

Base dry fit

Added EVA foam on back

Added EVA foam on back

Added face detail

Added face detail

During the resin "drying" process

During the resin "drying" process

K2S0 Lamp

Props/Crafts Class

Ohio University 2017

Professor: Tom Fiocchi

  • Base made out of plywood

  • Neck made from PVC pipe with part of  sink drain. 

  • Head made from a fiberglass shell and embellished with pieces of wood, foam, and metal. 

  • Lamp base fits into PVC pipe. 

  • Coated whole thing in Epoxy Resin, which unfortunately did not cure properly

Christmas Ham

Christmas Ham

Front

Front

Side

Side

Christmas Ham

The Miracle Worker

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Derek Smith

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Made from upholstery foam carved with an electric turkey carver

  • Coated in latex paint and then painted with acrylic

Turkey Leg

Turkey Leg

Dumpster Bread

Dumpster Bread

Dumpster Bread

Dumpster Bread

Turkey Leg

Turkey Leg

Dumpster Food

The Aristocats

Stages St. Louis 2015

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Rai Feltman

  • Turkey leg carved from upholstery foam, coated with 77 spray, and spray painted over top

  • Bread made from styrofoam, carved and coated in JC, glue, and water mixture. Painted with acrylic. 

  • Both made to look like it's from a dumpster

Finished

Finished

Carved Heads

Carved Heads

Base

Base

Hands and Heads

Hands and Heads

First layer of paint

First layer of paint

Pumpkin Bros

Haunted Daze & Spooky Knights

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire 2013

  • Bases made out of plywood and 2x4 pine.

  • Heads carved from Styrofoam 

  • Hands made from bent PVC (used a PVC Bend-it)

  • Coated in glue and water dipped strips or burlap and then painted. 

Installed

Installed

Frame with Draped Burlap

Frame with Draped Burlap

Scythe, wings, & hands installed

Scythe, wings, & hands installed

Finished and first layer of paint

Finished and first layer of paint

Grim  Reaper

Haunted Daze & Spooky Knights

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire 2013

  • Base of 2x4 and PVC (for arms) on plywood

  • Dipped burlap in glue, paint, and water and draped over frame. Hood had a chicken wire base underneath. 

  • Wings made from PVC and steel rod, wrapped in cheesecloth. Hands also made from steel rod and wrapped in cheesecloth. 

  • Scythe made from PVC pipe, with a wood blade

  • Painted all over and then weathered

Structure Build

Structure Build

Installed

Installed

During Faire Day

During Faire Day

Giant Pumpkin

Haunted Daze & Spooky Knights

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire 2013

  • Base is made from steel rod welded together

  • Panels are burlap cut to pattern then dipped in a glue/water/paint mixture and hand sewn onto the rods. 

  • Some of the sewing took place outside in a torrential downpour due to the pumpkin being too large to fit indoors. 

Finished Giant Scissors

Finished Giant Scissors

Finished Scissors

Finished Scissors

Basic Cut Out

Basic Cut Out

Carved

Carved

Giant Scissors

Cinderella Jr.

Stages St. Louis 2013

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Eric Klingbeil

  • Carved out of Sugar Pine

  • Using a Holy Galahad grinder attachment

  • Bolted through the center. 

  • Painted and sealed with poly.

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