Mold-making & Slip-casting
For all skill levels
Classes include 10 sessions which meet on the following days:
Schedule open pending interest
Tuition $2600 ($2500 + $100 material & firing fee deposit) Costs Explained
All tools supplied
Instructor: Frank Bosco
enrollment limited to 2 students
Mold-making and slip-casting are relative newcomers to the many processes for shaping clay into form. This process was developed in the late 1800‘s when mass production of ceramic dinnerware became essential to the commercial china industry. Since that time, artists have also caught on to the potential of making slip-cast objects in producing multiples as an aspect of their art.
In this class, students will work from objects they bring in from the outside, or have made in a previous class here. Lessons will include the proper methods of working with plaster for mold-making; proper mold design and lay-up of their object; preparation of the clay slip; methods in casting, trimming, and ultimately, glazing with the 39 fabulous studio glazes.
This is a professional level course for the novice. All you need is a can-do spirit, and the patience to follow through with the processes and enjoy the many challenges start to finish. Don’t let the cost scare you, you’ll be getting hands-on personal help at every turn from a most experienced and accomplished artist. founder