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Mould Making & Slip Casting Master Class

Simple drop out mould

Simple two  part mould

Basic slip casting 

Advanced slip casting

Mould Making & Slip Casting Master Master Class

10 Week Mould Making and Slip Casting Master Class.

Learn basic mould making and slip casting techniques

Extend slip casting to altering and joining cast pieces.

Week One

  • Introduction to what slip casting is about
  • What is slip?
  • What is potter’s plaster?
  • Design and begin to make your simple drop out plug

Week Two

  • Finish your simple drop out plug
  • Set up the casting box
  • Learn to measure and mix the plaster
  • Make your first mould

 Week Three

  • Design a two part plug
  • Make the plug for a two part mould
  • Finishing and cleaning the mould from last week

 Week Four

  • Finish the two part plug and cast it

Week Five

  • Design and make plugs for two moulds
  • The cast pieces will be joined while wet as a complex slip casting project

Week Six

  • Cast the plugs for the complex slip casting project

Week Seven

  • Cast your first two moulds
  • Different slip formulas
  • The roles of additives in slip
  • Thickness
  • Time in mould

 Week Eight

  • Casting your complex slip casting project
  • Joining thixotropic clay
  • Altering the cast clay

Week Nine

  • Cast your first two moulds again
  • Finishing work
  • Glazing

Week Ten

  • Finishing work and glazing

 

 

Mould making and slip casting is a huge field. It covers basic moulds that a potter might make, to the multi part ceramics industry moulds right through to all commercial production of anything ceramic. Well done in getting a basic understanding!

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