Ceramics Major Chase Travaille Wins the KCAI 2014 Magic Sock Fund

Congratulates to Chase Travaille, 2014 Magic Sock Fund grant recipient! The Magic Sock Fund was established in memory of KCAI alumnus Jaymes Leahy. Grants may be used for expenses related to mounting an exhibition, materials and supplies, or other academic projects. Find below an excerpt of how Chase plans to use the grant.

“I want to challenge the idea of ceramics being archival by using objects with my animals and figures that are not permanent. Through experimentation with acrylic gel mediums, clear casting resin, diorama supplies, wood, and epoxy I’ll be able to challenge ceramic processes through post firing methods. By mixing the acrylic gel mediums and resin my hope is to experiment with texture and the ability to have complete control over a piece rather than rely on the unpredictable nature of kiln firings. The diorama supplies, wood, and epoxy will help me push the ideas of display further away from the white podium that has become a standard in display of ceramic sculpture.”  -Chase Travaille 


Chase Travaille, junior