24 hours Workshop

Plaster Molds Making for Ceramic Reproduction

Teacher Evan Powell

All about plaster molds making for ceramic reproduction: 24-hour workshop, divided into 6 sessions of 4 hours each.

 

  • This plaster molds making for ceramic reproduction workshop considers plaster as a very important tool in the work of each ceramicist;
  • You will acknowladge the different types of molds: break away, two part, multi part, gang mold, solid cast, drape & slump mold, mast/rubber;
  • You will learn how the slip casting works and how to mix it up, what is a deflocculant and how to measure specific gravity to achieve consistent well behaving slip;
  • White and colored slips will be used for casting and you’ll learn what alterations are possible once the pieces are removed from the plaster molds.

This plaster molds making for ceramic reproduction workshop is very useful to develop your work as a ceramicist. You will be surprised by the infinite possibilities that the use of plaster adds to your projects.

 

Know that you have the possibility to buy a membership in our studio during the development of the course. This way you can work more in depth the tecniques teached at the classes.

 

Get inspired by checking up some of Evan Powell’s work.

  • UPCOMING COURSES

  • 24-hour course divided into 6 sessions of 4 hours each.

    18th to 23rd of July

    Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

     

    Submition deadline:

    July 15

  • PRICE

  • Course  390 € *

    Course + 6 days studio membership 490 €** 

     

    * all materials and firings are included in the course price.

    ** materials and firings of the pieces made outside the classes, to be calculated and paid apart.

How are we going to work:

  • Theorical introduction on different types of molds, slip characteristics and behaviors;
  • From different given objects you will choose one to which you will start to make a multiparts mold;
  • Turning plaster demo and explanation on alternative plaster modeling techniques;
  • Talk about the gallery well / reservoir. The function of the top mold part;
  • Demo how to alter a cast form and attach things together;
  • You will use studio molds to practice and play with casting and decorating;
  • The last day you will take your mold apart, dress the edges, start casting into it and playing with everything you have learned.

Note that:

  • Previous experience with ceramics is desirable.
  • Classes are comprised of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 people to ensure personalized attention
  • We provide all the of the materials and tools that your creative process may need

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