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Laboratory for Plaster

Laboratory for Plaster

Laboratoriet for Gips
Heibergsgade 11
1056 København

Contact

Associate Professor Franco Turchi
+45 3374 4660

Associate Professor Malene Bang
+45 3374 4687

The Laboratory for Plaster primarily works with the sculpting, moulding and casting of plaster, but students will also work with concrete and explore mural techniques such as mosaics and fresco painting. Students will be taught how to create rubber or plaster moulds of objects and figures; this may include moulds taken after works sculpted by the student themselves.
Casting may be done in plaster or concrete, and the same moulds can also be used for lost-wax casting (cire perdure) in bronze. Furthermore, the teaching includes traditional plasterer’s methods, such as how to create crisply finished figures by means of zinc templates.

The Academy still owns a substantial segment of its old collection of plaster casts; this collection clearly demonstrates the great importance that sculptors have long attributed to casts after older sculptures. 

Franco Turchi

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Franco Turchi (b. 1960) is a graduate from Scuola di Arti Ornamentali San Giacomo and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, as well as from Kunsthåndværkerskolen in Oslo.
Turchi has studied and worked with sculptural media in the USA, Italy and Denmark in connection with exhibitions and public works of art; notable examples include projects at Fredensborg Castle and the Glyptotek in Copenhagen.

Mail

Phone

+45 3374 4660

Malene Bang

Associate Professor

Mail

Phone

+45 3374 4687