When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code W24CRSA05A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This short intensive course will introduce you to the process of plaster mould making and slip casting techniques. You will make your own one-part or multi-part plaster mould and learn to slip-cast using them. We will cover both functional and sculptural applications of slip casting. You will pick up your pieces later after being bisque firing

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Safe working practice with regard to health and safety
  • Understand basic ceramic technical language.
  • Learn basic mould making techniques
  • Learn slipcasting and decorative techniques

Class format and activities

The course will be delivered with demonstrations, group and one-to-one discussions and set tasks. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their personal goals with the tutor and will receive regular feedback and guidance throughout the course.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience in ceramics who are interested in learning a new technique.

What you need to know before you enrol

There is physical activity involved, for example filling and emptying moulds, mixing plaster, which requires some physical fitness. Please inform your tutor if assistance is required.

What you need

Working with plaster can be messy, please dress appropriately and bring an apron. You may also wish to take notes during the class or record your project progress in a sketchbook. A respirator or mask FFP3 (can be purchased for £5 from your tutor). Please bring in 3-4 plastic containers to make your mould from.

What you can do next

Other technique based courses such as Saggar Firing, Raku Firing or Throwing courses.