13 & 14 April 2019
TUTOR Kevin Andrew Morris
DAY Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
DATES 13 & 14 April 2019
LOCATION Art Studios
During this 2 day course Kevin will introduce participants to the basics of mold making and casting using clay and plaster. Creating molds is a simple technique that allows you to make repeated and perfectly formed ceramics. Exploring themes and techniques present in his work, participants will initially use a combination of found, gathered and brought objects to produce simple textured tiles/forms. These forms will go on to be used to cast low-level plaster reliefs/one piece sprig molds. Following this, Kevin will provide an introduction to making multiple piece molds and slip casting, a method of making ceramic objects using liquid clay and multiple piece plaster molds. Participants’ ceramic objects will go on to be completed using a range of slip decoration and finishing techniques and will be fired for collection after the course.
This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with experience in ceramics.
Structure and Course Content:
Day One –
Basic Techniques and Mold Making
An introduction to mixing and pouring plaster
Making a stamp/sprig-mold/scratch block, creating a textured clay panel and taking a plaster cast.
Making a simple two- or three-part mold from a found object.
Using the Molds, Casting and Firing:
Slip-casting/surface tests using pre-made molds
Introduction to using slips, under-glazing, glazing and firing.
Kevin Andrew Morris graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design in 2010 from The Glasgow School of Art. Since then he has gone on to exhibit his work nationally and internationally as well as work with a range of artists, institutions and work on various public projects. Currently based in Glasgow Morris is often referred to as a ‘Nomadic Ceramicist’ working across Scotland.