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Mould Making Intensive Workshop

August 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Make a Keep Cup Mould Workshop Full Day Intensive

Sunday 22nd August 9 am – 5 pm

In this workshop we will go through all the processes for successfully making keep cup moulds and slip casting them.

Session One 9 – 11am

  • Shape a centred lump of clay into the keep cup “plug”
  • Work out measurements, dimensions, shrinkage considerations and pour off areas
  • Easy mould release considerations
  • Finish of the plug

Session Two 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

  • The framework for the mould casting
  • Setting the plug
  • Sealing the framework
  • Mixing plaster (where to buy it, how to prepare it and keep it, working out quantity
  • Pouring the plaster mould

Session Three 3:30 – 4:30 pm (plus clean up and finish time)

  • Mixing casting slip (thixotropicity, additives and why), sieving and standing
  • Specific gravity and how to get the correct consistency – making adjustments – slip flaws
  • Making coloured slip
  • Using coloured slip and pouring a premade cup mould

Armed with this knowledge you will be able to make a variety of keep cup moulds yourself – this can be a very rewarding business when you get your sizing and consistency going! Put your spin on the cups, the colours, the glazes and go from there!

Please bring lunch, drinks and a hand towel.


August 22, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Firebird Studios
1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Firebird Studios


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