Ages 18 and older
Slip casting is the process of creating ceramic ware by pouring liquid clay (called slip) into plaster molds. The plaster draws water from the slip through its pores, leaving a layer of clay against the inside of the mold. Once you reach the desired thickness of clay against the mold wall, the excess slip is poured out, and the clay form inside the mold (called a cast) is allowed to dry and shrink, releasing it from the plaster. This technique is useful for replicating highly detailed forms, making non-circular shapes, and for producing very thin ceramic pieces.
This 4-session course will cover the process of making small one and two-piece plaster molds which are then either pressed with clay or cast with porcelain slip. Students will bring their own objects to press into the plaster to create the mold. These can either be found objects or unique forms fabricated from any material. Students will also explore surface decoration with underglaze and overglaze techniques.
This course is appropriate for all skill levels. Besides your objects, the course includes all materials, bisque and glaze firings. Please bring a towel and apron that can get dirty. Wear layered clothing to adjust for comfort.
Course runs for four weeks and is open to students ages 18 and older.
Classes take place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA. Please enter through the alley behind the school building.
Note: Before registering for a series (a course which contains more than one class) students should make sure that individual class dates aren’t in conflict with their schedules because we cannot provide refunds or make-ups. Course payment is for the entire series and not individual classes within the series. If you do miss a class, let your instructor know, and they will be happy to answer your questions about what you may have missed.
All participants ages 13 and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to register for and attend any Arbutus Folk School class. Please bring proof of vaccination, such as your card or a photo of it, to your first day of class, and be prepared to present it for verification. Masks are required for the duration of all classes until further notice. Please do not attend classes if you are feeling ill or have had contact with Covid-19. Please notify Arbutus staff in the event that you test positive for Covid so that your fellow students can be notified of possible exposure.
Instructor: Hyung Mo Chu
Max Class Size: 8
Minimum Class Size: 4
Capacity Remaining: 8
Dates: 10/2/2022 - 10/23/2022
Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Room: Ceramic Studio
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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