Plaster Press Molds

Plaster Press Molds


4-Week Class
W, 6-9pm
Jan 8-29
with Elaine Buss

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Skill Level: All Levels
Location: 2011 Tracy Ave

$100 + $25 lab fee

If you want to explore new shapes and deviate from the usual flat bottom, this is your class! We will use these press molds in combination with slab and coil handbuilding methods. Plaster molds are strong and can last forever! Great details are available with these materials and the range of shapes available in this style is enormous. Closed forms and paddling will enable even further control over shapes. These are great skills both for one of a kind objects or creating a series.

Course Outline:
• Week 1 – Demo: Plaster Press Molds | Prep molds
• Week 2 – Make Molds
• Week 3 – Build with Molds
• Week 4 – Work Day | Finishing and Glazing

Students need to bring:
• Paintbrush (cheap - for slipping and scoring)
• Fettle knife
• Serrated Metal Rib
• Wooden Rib
• Rubber Rib
• Paddle
• Rasp/surform (two names for the same object)
• Murphy’s Oil Soap (the kind for wood floors)

Materials that studio has: 
• Rolling Pin
• Soft Foam (upholstery)
• Plaster Buckets
• Cottle boards / aluminum flashing and clips