Pottery and Ceramics - Slip Casting for Beginners


$329 Limited inc GST / $164.50 / $263.20 / $296.10
Pottery and Ceramics - Slip Casting for Beginners

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/sculpture-sydney-course-workshops-classes"> Pottery and Ceramic</a> Slip Casting classes in Sydney.</b></p><p>In this course you will learn about the process

Session 1 &2 = 3hrs long, session 3-5 = 2hrs long

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Course description

Pottery and Ceramic Slip Casting classes in Sydney.

In this course you will learn about the process of slip-casting ceramics. Slip-casting is a ceramic production process for the creation of multiples of the same shape.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to make two different shapes; one small dish, and another piece that you will be able to design.

We will start with learning how to make plaster moulds, then to the slip-casting from these moulds, before learning a few techniques for finishing off the pieces.

By the end of the course, you will have learnt how to make your own simple plaster moulds, and how to use the slip-casting technique to produce multiple clay casts from these moulds. You will also be led through several different decorating techniques for your pieces, as well as different glazing techniques. You will have the opportunity to design and make your own model to cast a mould from, and you will learn what forms are suitable for this technique.

Come with a readiness to learn and to get your hands dirty, and you will go home with several ceramic pieces that you have made.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for absolute beginners or people with minimal working knowledge of ceramics.

Course content
  • Information about how ceramics are created
  • Model-making forms and processes
  • Design
  • Plaster mould-making
  • Slip-casting
  • Using tools for decoration
  • Firing in electric kilns
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have learnt how to

  • make basic models suitable for casting from
  • make a simple plaster mould
  • slip-cast
  • decorate your piece
  • fire in an electric kiln

Louise M Studio
20-28 Carrington Road
Marrickville, NSW, 2204
(Access via Renwick Street)

Other information
  • Please don’t wear your best clothing! Things will get messy
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes
  • You will need to return a week after the last class to collect your pieces. You will be able to discuss this with your teacher.

Course testimonials:

  • Mimi Said: Five stars

  • Ralph Said: The course is well structured and thorough. Louise is a extremely knowledgeable and great communicator who creates a cheerful and supportive atmosphere. She encourages students to follow their own styles and gives them all the help she can to produce a good result. We all learned a lot and had great fun.