Do you dream about creating a new ceramic product and then producing it to sell?
Slip casting is a ceramic technique for the mass-production of pottery and other ceramics, especially for shapes not easily made on the potter's wheel.
Let's quickly walk through the process!
Creating ceramics from a mold
First, you need a product to use to create your mold. It can be a sculpture of piece of pottery you've made yourself. It can be a commercial product you want to re-create.
There are so many options - let your imagination run wild!
Next, you use your product to create a mold from plaster. Mold-making for ceramics is a complex process. There are many factors to take into consideration. More complex pieces often need a mold with many interlocking pieces.
Once your mold dries, you're ready to start producing slip-cast pottery!
Slip Casting Barcelona Workshop
If you're interested in learning how to work with slip casting, don't miss this upcoming workshop in Barcelona.
All about mold making and slip casting: 36-hour workshop, divided into 6 sessions of 6 hours each.
- learn about working with plaster - a very important tool in the ceramics workshop
- make your own molds: multi-parts molds, press stamps, roller stamp molds and press molds
- work with white and colored slips
- learn how to care for the pieces once removed from the plaster molds
You will be surprised by the infinite possibilities that the use of plaster adds to your projects!
Next available dates 2020
February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th and March 7th
Saturdays from 09:00 to 15:00
April 6th to 11th
Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Prices include all materials, firings and the use of tools