Mould making course

These courses are taught by Laura Murphy who specialises in creating slip-cast parian porcelain clay vessels and sculpture.

Cost includes all materials, refreshments and lunch (please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking), Maximum of 6 students.

Introduction to Mould Making – Learn how to make a basic drop-out plaster mould. You will leave the course having created a plaster mould using a supplied model which you can use to create multiple slip-cast clay versions of the same design. Demos and talks on types of moulds for different use (i.e. press-moulds, slip-casting) and how to calculate shrinkage. You will get advice on how to make moulds for your own shapes and designs and what materials you will need (feel free to bring example items or sketches for advice).

Introduction to Slip-Casting – Slip-cast and decorate your own porcelain vessel & tile. You will learn the technique of slip-casting to create a vessel which you can decorate to your own taste. Slip-casting demo, plus troubleshooting tips. Create a slip-cast tile to decorate. Demo of finishing techniques.

15th June, 9:30-16:00 Mould Making, mixed ability £95
29th June, 9:30-16:00 Slip-Casting, mixed ability £95

Please call or email Alison to book and for information about courses.