Tejumola Butler Adenuga, plaster casting

  • University of Wolverhampton

Multidisciplinary fine artist Tejumola Butler Adenuga led a Masterclass for Art&Design Club members from the University of Wolverhampton.

Tejumola shared his life journey and career trajectory with Club members, including growing up in Nigeria, his studies at Ravensbourne University, and commissions for Adidas, Uber, New York Times, Dr. Martens, The British Fashion Council and The New Yorker, among others. After introducing himself, Tejumola presented the Club members with their brief for the day: to create plaster casts using rubber molds. Tejumola explained that making casts is an old traditional technique, one that was pioneered by the Egyptians and later used in Ancient Greece and also by the Romans.

Using molds, members created their own tumblers and soap dishes using hand-mixed plaster, experimenting with proportions. Some members added glitter and mica to combine colour into their pieces.

About the learning process, Tejumola remarked, ‘I like fostering collaboration in artwork. I think it’s wonderful to be able to pass on a transferable skill from person to person.’

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