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Hey Clay! At The Clay Room, Makers Yard | Leicester

Making Moulds and Casting Slip – with Jack Casey and Jo Keogh

A full day workshop for beginners or people already working with clay, looking to expand their skills and knowledge in particular with slip casting and mould making. During the workshop we will experiment with slip casting techniques, learn how to make a plaster mould and explore other applications of plaster in ceramics. This is a really exciting chance for anyone to gain skills and knowledge in the more niche disciplines of slip casting and mould making within ceramics. The full day workshop will give attendees lots of time to relax and enjoy making at their own pace, with plenty of time for exploration. Small groups of 6 attendees will allow Jack and Jo lots of time for one on one help, discussion and taking questions. Join us for a fun, relaxing and informative day of making.

Each attendee will:

Receive a booklet of easy to follow instructions, diagrams, notes and tips to take home for future reference.
Design and make a plaster mould for slip casting, to take home on the day.
Cast and decorate a vessel from a variety of stock moulds, which can be fired and collected for a small material fee.
Learn about different slip casting techniques.
Learn how to work with plaster safely and efficiently.
Learn about the different applications of plaster in ceramics.

Suitable for:
Children under 16 if accompanied by an adult.

Session 1: Saturday 18th of May 10:00-17:00
Session 2: Sunday 19th of May 10:00-17:00

The Clay Room, Makers yard, Studio 4, 82-86 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB
Jo Keogh - 07496 553347
Jack Casey- 07912222396

Wheelchair Access [yes]
Level access [yes]
Hearing loop [no]
Autism friendly sessions [yes]
Accessible toilet [yes]
Disabled parking [yes] Disabled parking spaces near by
Changing spaces toilet [no]
Guide dogs welcomed [yes]

East Midlands


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Bookable Via Email. This gives us more flexibility and allows us to cater for any specific needs. 6 spaces available per day. Please email jo@theclayroom.co.uk to enquire and book.