The serial production of an object is a very important aspect in every ceramicist’s work.

What do we need to know when we build a prototype? Which aspects do we need to pay attention to in order to ensure that our piece comes out of the mold satisfactorily? How do we make the formwork? How do we prepare the plaster and what’s the density that works best for our clay slip?

All these questions and many others related to the complex process of casting, will be answered in this course.

Methods and Learning

FIRST SESSION

  •  Analysis of your project
  • You will build the prototype in clay, with your choice of the technique: wheel throwing, hand building or mixed

SECOND SESSION
(Once the piece has been bisque fired)

  • Preparing the formwork
  • Plaster preparation
  • Review and fix the key anchors
  • Aesthetics of the mold and drying

THIRD SESSION

  • Preparation of the slip, learn to measure the proper density and pour in the dry mold.
  • Removing the first piece and, after recycling it, we repeat the casting process.
  • Break for snacks and talks about all possible problems that may appear throughout this process.
  • Removing the piece from the mold, cleaning it and preparing it to be bisqued.

Specifications

  • Each student is invited to previously send a drawing or photo of the object to be prototyped during the course
  • The classes are comprised of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 people
  • We provide you with all the materials and tools that your creative process may need
  • For students visiting Barcelona from abroad, we offer packages including accommodation. Please ask for more information.

Duration

Course totals 18 hours, 3 sessions of 6 hours each

  • From 10:00 to 16:00 h.
  • coming soon

Price

Course € 250
all the materials, firings, food and beverage are included in the price.

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