Bryan Yerian

Uncanny Aluminum Casting

July 27th – 31st, 2020
Learn how to turn clay into metal.  For 6000 years humans have been casting metals, but to this day the art form is shrouded in mystery.  In this workshop, we will demystify the art of metal casting and explore the process of creating a finished aluminum cast wall hanging artwork. Through utilizing basic mold-making techniques, the standard investment casting process, and dissecting the tools and supplies needed to set up a personal foundry, participants will leave this workshop with a knowledge of the foundry that can be used anywhere.

Bryan Yerian has been a fulltime Professor for the Art Department at Lake Tahoe Community College since 2008.  Bryan received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University in 2008,  and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from Humboldt State University in 2003. Bryan’s expertise is in three-dimensional mixed media, installation, ceramic, and cast and fabricated metal arts. In 2019, Bryan and his partner Colleen Sidey opened Compass Clay Studio in South Lake Tahoe, CA, and offer the Tahoe community many creative outlets within the ceramic medium.  Bryan continues to exhibit his artwork nationally and enjoys creating large-scale ceramic and mixed media sculpture.  Recently he had a solo exhibition at the John Natsoulas Gallery, and is scheduled for a solo exhibition at College of the Sequoias in January of 2020.