Thanks to a professional development grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, I will be able to attend a workshop in the Pocono Mountains last July to study Scagliola, “scal-yo-lah” an obscure 17th century plaster technique. I have been interested in the process for years and finally found a master Scaglioist who had a direct lineage to the Italian tradition of Scagliola, which is different from the German and American variations. Scagliola is traditionally used on walls and flat surfaces but my innovation is to use the process sculpturally. stay tuned for what comes of this!
Additionally, I would like to thank the GCAC for additional support in the form of a GCAC Project support grant that allowed me to make the larger work you will see at the Museum.