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Oct 05, 2015

A Visit to the Coarse Studio


Vinyl Pulse recently  had the opportunity to visit Coarse’s  new studio and workshop  located just outside of Los Angeles.   Set in an industrial area, Coarse’s nerve center features an office, design space, photo studio, and a full-blown workshop.

The workshop is staffed and equipped to prototype new designs and produce nearly all of Coarse’s resin creations from one-offs to low-run editions.  If its from Coarse and made of resin, odds are good it was born right here.  From casting to sanding to painting to assembly, it’s all done here under one rather large roof by the full-time staff using an impressive arsenal including pressure pots, vacuum chambers, a rotocast machine, and an impressive array of air brushes.  Currently, the crew is working on resin multiples ordered from the Prisoners Beside Me show at Rotofugi.

During the visit I had a chance to tour the space with Mark and Sven, get a first-hand look at some brand-new prototypes as well as check out a few amazing collaborations with Amanda Visell that are just about to drop. If you could dream up the perfect spot to design and make art toys, you’d probably come up with something very similar to what Coarse has built.  Be sure to hit the jump for a photo tour of the main work space and you just might see a few things that catch your eye.

Next up for Coarse?  A ‘mini-show’ at myplasticheart in NYC during NYCC weekend – Friday (10.9) to be exact.  Look for some fun surprises--one of  which might have been on the prowl during our visit. Fish beware.

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