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  • Melzario Davis

    Professional Clay Sculptor

    Detroit, MI

Aspiring professional industrial clay sculptor and casual product/ automotive designer. My profile highlights the many skills I've obtained over the year including mechanical drafting, potters wheel throwing, automotive design, automotive sculpting, and even high density foam model making.

Work Samples

  • 2017 buick lacrosse clay model rear

  • 2017 buick lacrosse clay model front

  • 2017 buick lacrosse clay model side

Work History

  • Student Mentor

    > I worked along side professional creative designers and sculptors in the "You Make a Difference Program" as a guest mentor. I started out as a student myself in the program from "07-"09.

    > I provided assistance by working with students on their analog/digital sketching, and rendering techniques.

    > I also helped students with modeling their vehicles in clay in 1/4 scale. This included packing clay onto their armatures, roughing- in their surfaces and refinement.

  • Instructor's Assistant

    • Youthville Detroit
    • Detroit, MI
    • Jul 2007 - May 2010 (2 years 10 months)

    >With the ceramics and pottery sculpting experience I gained from working at Pewabic Pottery, I was allowed to work along side the ceramics instructor as an apprentice at the recreation center.

    > I helped students with various ceramics projects and also taught students how to wheel throw and apply glaze. Firing projects in the kiln was left to the instructor.

    > Other responsibilities I had in the classroom included helping the instructor maintain order and cleanliness in the studio.

  • Apprentice

    > I worked at the historical building as an apprentice for the summer.
    > Duties consisted of stamping and glazing ceramic tiles, handling shipping and receiving orders for clients and classrooms, and making and selling objects we sculpted from clay including pottery thrown on the potters' wheel.

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • Certification Professional Automotive Modeling
    • 2016 - 2017

    The two-semester class is comprised of four clay modeling projects including a pyramid, a door-cut, a speed form we designed, and finally a production/concept vehicle of our choosing in quarter scale. In this class, we learn the fundamentals of modeling in clay. We also learn how to use various tools including splines, rakes, steels, squares, metric and sae rulers/scales, and a plethora of shop equipment ranging from power drills and palm sanders, to band and table saws. I earned my certification in may of 2017

  • College for Creative Studies

    • n/a Transportation Design - Summer Experience
    • 2008 - 2008

    High school students were given the opportunity to participate in their favorite field of study during the summer months of the year (june through august). I participated in the Transportation Design field and took classes dealing with automotive design including analog and digital sketching, automotive history, portfolio development, beginner alias, and doing a 1/8 scale clay model of a vehicle I designed.

Specialties

Awards

-CCS Award -CCS Scholarship -Michigan Merit Grant -CCS National Endowement Scholarship for PCSE -GM You Make a Difference Program -CCS Exploring Automotive Design -GM/CCS Automotive Design -GM Explorers Program -Compact Award

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