Slump and Sling Molds

Slump and Sling Molds


4-week class
TU, 6-9pm

Oct 8-29 with Elaine Buss

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Slump and Sling Molds with Elaine Buss
All Levels; 4-week class session
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
October 9-30
$100 + $25 lab fee
Location: 2011 Tracy Ave

If you are looking for unique ways to start your pieces from the “ground up,” search no more! We will learn simple approaches for cutting insulation foam to create shaped and rounded bottoms. Students will create their own uniquely shaped sling molds using fabric and insulation foam. We will combine slab and coil building methods, with great tips thrown in for easier coil building. 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 – Scoring Tools | Foam slump molds and Fabric sling
• Week 2 – Demo: Paddling closed forms | Cutting second molds
• Week 3 – Glazing/Surface Demo
• Week 4 – Finishing and Glazing

Supplies provided by studio:
- Clay – Cone 5 mid-range clay for handbuilding – 25lbs

Supplies students need for first class:
- Paintbrush (cheap - for slipping and scoring)
- Fettle knife
- Serrated Metal Rib
- Wooden Rib
- Rubber Ribs
- Paddle
- Soft foam (upholstery - We recommend Comfort Felt and Foam on Cherry St)
- Rasp/Surform
- Notebook/sketchbook
- Reference materials
- Pencil/pen