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.