A five and a half day course is offered which combines an introduction to general model and mould making techniques for those requiring basic plaster skills, as well as the possibility of pursuing a specific project or idea for those who already possess a certain knowledge in this field.
This year the course is being held in a working studio and is limited to 4 students maximum to allow for personal tuition.
During the course you will be introduced to:
* MODEL MAKING using machine and hand techniques i.e. plaster lathe and whirler turning, hand carving, profiling, flat plaster work etc.
* MOULD MAKING which covers ‘drop-out' or simple piece moulds including spares and ‘setter' making ( a supplementary piece used for minimising rim distortion during drying and firing.)
There can be the opportunity to make a more complex or multi-part mould if desired.
* SLIPCASTING in bone china including finishing techniques.
(NB It is not possible to make a cast from the moulds produced during the course as they will not be dry enough, however, casting experiments will be done into ready-made moulds ready for firing.)
* PACKING AND FIRING an electric kiln for bone china (1260 c)
PRICE : £ 395 (to include tuition, materials, firings, lunches and drinks.)
Contact sasha Wardell for for details and to book (Courses are filled very quickly, so book early)