24 hours Workshop

The Plaster Molds

All about the plaster molds: 2 workshops of 12 hours each

 

WORKSHOP 1: MAKING THE MOLDS

WORKSHOP 2: USING THE MOLDS

 

  • The first workshop considers plaster as a very important tool in the work of each ceramicist.
    You will be taught how to choose your plaster and how to prepare it according with your project needs. You will create a casting mold and a press mold and you will understand the principles for each. You will be taught as well the principles of making your own plaster templates and stamps.
  • The second workshop it’s mostly about understanding how to make the best use of your cast molds and press molds.
    You will be taught how to prepare your casting slips and how to measure the specific gravity.
    You will work with white and colored slips and learn what kind of alterations are possible once the pieces are removed from the plaster molds.
    You will be taught how to use the press molds, how to glue together different parts, add on smaller elements, play with the textures offered by the paster templates and stamps.

This mold making and slip casting 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.

 

You can take the 2 courses or you can choose just one of them. If you decide to take just the second course and you already have your own molds at your studio, you are welcome to bring them.

 

If you’re interested in practicing your new skills once you have finished this course, we recommend you to check up on the possibility of renting a workspace at our studio.

 

We are very proud of our students creations. Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages to see what they’re up to!

  • UPCOMING COURSES

  • 2 workshops of 12 hours: 6 sessions of 4 hours/day

    (Saturdays and Sundays – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm)

     

    Upcoming workshop:

     

    • The Workshop 1:

    March the 5th, the 11th and the 12th

     

    • The Workshop 2:

    May the 7th, the 13th and the 14th 

     

    Submition deadline:

    up to 7 calendar days before the start of the course*

    * check our booking and cancellation policies here

  • PRICE

  • One workshop 240 € *

    Both workshops 400 € *

     

    *the price includes all the materials, the use of the tools and the firing of your finished pieces.

    *the price does not include, if needed, the shipping of your pieces. Please consider shipping as an additional cost dependent upon your home location.

How are we going to work:

  • You will be given some objects to choose from and you will make a cast mold and a press mold.
    You will be given different textures to choose from and you will make their negative in plaster obtaining interesting templates to work with, also you will create your own stamps.

 

  • You will work with porcelain slips – white and colored slip castings. Learn to make alterations in the pieces obtained from the molds as ad ons, perforations, etc.
    You will work with the press molds understanding that you can literally reproduce anything and you will add expression to your work by playing with the different textures given by the plaster templates.

Note that:

  • Previous experience with ceramics is desirable but not required
  • Classes are comprised of a minimum of 2 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
  • If requested, we also offer the course as an individual class (ask for price and availability)
  • If, at the end of this course, you decide to continue practicing your skills in part-time coworking modality, you do not need to pay the enrollment fee

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