Create a unique handmade set of dishes, drinking vessels or sculptures to be treasured. Using Imaginative and innovative casting methods explore the process of slip casting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small batch of unique porcelain objects. The class will introduce participants to the techniques and skills needed to form a model, make a plaster mold from that model and produce slip cast objects from that mold. Surface decoration and Glazing will also be covered along with experimental approaches to casting with coloured or marbled slip.
The first class will be a demonstration on how to use everyday packaging as the raw material to make a plaster model, the demo will include the introduction to slip casting. The following classes will then use identified raw materials for preparing and making the students own individualised piece.
The course in considered suitable to all levels, the class will be kept small in numbers to ensure individual attention at the level of experience of each participant.
Kate O’Kelly is an Irish maker, working primarily with ceramics, slip casting and model making.
Since graduating from NCAD in 2013 O’Kelly received awards including Future Makers Innovation Award, Future Maker Practitioner Award, the Golden Fleece Merit prize and the RDS Emerging Maker award in 2017. With over 7 years experience teaching various levels within education and learning programs she is a welcome asset to the Schoolhouse for Art. She is currently based at Glendarragh Studios in Wicklow.
Dates: May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Times: 7pm – 9.30pm
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry, Wicklow