Ceramics II: Basic Mold Making and Slipcasting
Learn the basics of ceramic mold making and slip casting: create a one part mold and learn how to use it to make a slip cast ceramic object.
In this class, you will learn about mixing and pouring plaster, how to prepare and complete a one part plaster mold, and how to use this plaster mold to slip cast ceramic objects.
This class is for individuals who have taken ceramics I and want to learn a great way to create ceramic multiples or objects difficult to form with other techniques.
Students will leave this class with:
- A one part plaster mold that can be used for additional slip casting
- Slip cast ceramic objects that can be picked up after they are bisque fired
Students may also bring an object they would like to make a mold of if it can be made into a one part mold. If students are uncertain, they can bring their object and the instructor will assess whether their object is suitable.
Prerequisite: Ceramics I
* Fee Notes: includes all materials + first-firing