Join founding KC Clay Guild member and nationally recognized potter, Susan Speck in this special 6 week class.
Susan will guide you through creating and using press and sprig molds as well as incorporating color into your own work.
Six-Week Class Fee: $200 for members, $250 for non-members.
Students will be sent an email regarding materials, tools and appropriate objects for molding.
DEMO AND CREATION OF MOLDS
Display a pot from a shallow press mold
demo creating a press mold in an interesting metal or plastic container…the shallower the better.
Students create a shallow press mold. (Students create more shallow molds on their own time.)
Dry and fire to BISQUE demo SPRIG making. Show finished product with sprigs
students will create sprigs using objects we have brought in.
display a cup from a THROWN negative space press mold
demo creation of a THROWN negative space press mold
Students create a THROWN negative space press mold. (Students may come in on their own time and make more molds…the more the better!)
Display and explain a SPLIT MOLD to show a release method for complicated thrown forms.
DRY and fire to BISQUE
Shallow container with interesting form/texture…metal or plastic
Commercial underglaze, glaze slip, terra sig
Low relief objects to make sprigs
POTS FROM SHALLOW MOLDS
Review/demo by instructor
students will create a simple slab vessel in shallow molds they made. Use stencils or texturizing tools on slab BEFORE molding. Use some of the same tools to add color pattern on the slab BEFORE molding.
attach sprigs if needed
Make several vessels using your molds and your classmates.
POTS FROM MULTIPLE SHALLOW MOLDS
PART OF HOUR 1:
demo use of several molds to create a vessel
Students create vessel(s) from multiple molds, perhaps borrowing from classmates.
POTS FROM THROWN MOLDS
Demo use of molds (tight and loose)
Students use thrown molds to create pieces.
POTS FROM MULTIPLE THROWN MOLDS
Demo use of multiple molds (teapots, sugar bowls, wall pieces, etc.)
Students create using multiple molds
GLAZE ALL POTS
Students will wax bottoms and glaze pots
Demo use of wax and glaze for those new to KCCG and why translucent/transparent glaze is best for color stenciled work.
Glaze and glazing materials
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