Ceramics: Slip Casting and Mold Making
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This course will introduce students to a range of mold-making techniques used in ceramic production. Mold-making techniques are an integral part of the ceramics industry and are vital to the production potter and to artists who need multiples of a similar design. In addition, mold-making allows artists to produce objects not possible using traditional methods of construction.Students will design functional and non-functional creative driven objects that will be reproduced using methods learned from classroom demonstrations. Slip-casting, press-molds, and spring-molds will be covered as well as the proper methods to prepare coddle boards and plaster formulation. Examples of contemporary artists employing repetition will serve as stimulus for studio investigations. Glaze application, decal creation, and precious metal luster will also be explored. The course is open to all levels, however, students will gain more knowledge from the course if they have previously taken a ceramics course.
Credits per quarter
$20 fee for plaster, casting slip, and other mold-making materials.
Class Size: 17
Scheduled for: Evening
Located in: Olympia
Spring 2020: Contact faculty or check offering in Canvas for first class meeting date and time.