Saturday 29 April 10am-3pm
In this workshop Ray Laurens will demonstrate the techniques involved in creating a one piece plaster mould. Students will learn the basic principles of mouldmaking and slipcasting and gain practical advice and tips. In this hands-on workshop students will make their own one piece drop out mould of a coffee cup.
Mouldmaking has been used with great success in the manufacturing of ceramic products and is becoming an increasingly popular method used by ceramic artists interested in making duplicate and altered works. This workshop aims to give you the basic knowledge and confidence to make your own one piece mould. These skills can then be transferred to other projects. This workshop will have a maximum of 10 participants.
Bring along your own apron, notebook and pen. Covered shoes are essential.
Raymond Laurens Tutor Profile
Raymond has been involved in the ceramics industry for over half his life. Learning mould making stills at KAARL Moulds & Ceramics, he then completing an Advanced Diploma in Ceramics at Holmsglen TAFE. From there he started his own mouldmaking business, manufacturing for many high profile artists before taking on a roll as Production Manager at Elliot Golightly. He is now Director of Northcote Pottery Supplies and runs our mouldmaking courses and one-day workshops.
Raymond is fascinated with the beauty of imperfection and finds working with moulds the perfect way to explore this, manipulating seemingly identical slipcast forms to create quite individual works of art.