Learn the art of mould making and slip casting from Perth ceramist Melanie Sharpham, designer maker from Eucalypt Homewares
What is slip casting, you say? This ancient technique involves making a plaster mould from a prototype. The mould is then filled with liquid clay over and over, enabling production of multiple matching forms.
Come, immerse yourself in the history, principles, and applications of ceramic slip casting. Gain hands-on experience in creating your own single dropout mould. You will design and hand build a simple clay prototype from scratch, make a plaster mould then cast a number of forms. Experimenting with surface decoration including scraffetto, inlay and wax resist as well as glaze decoration.
This course is perfect for beginners or potters wishing to expand their clay techniques.