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Intro to Slip Casting (Session 5.5)


  • 455 US dollars
  • 17th Street

Service Description

This class is held at our Potrero Hill Studio. Tuesday night Intro to Slip Casting 5:45-8:45pm July 9th - August 13th This introductory class will teach students how to make 1-part and 2-part plaster molds in order to cast forms using slip. Students will also learn about coloring slips and surface decoration techniques. Basic ceramic experience required. Week 1: Two Part Molds Create a 2-part mold from an appropriate object of your choice. Students will learn how to refine plaster edges in preparation for drying the mold. Week 2: One Part Molds Make smaller, textural press-molds if time permits, and a 1 part mold using a tapered cup or bowl shape. Week 3: Casting One Part Mold & Colored Slip Use slip to cast 1 & 2 part molds from the library while our 2-part molds dry. Learn how to color slip with mason stains and layer slip Week 4: Casting Two Part Mold & Surface Design Use slip to cast your 2-part mold - experiment with surface design by carving into layered slip, controlled pouring, and patterned inlays. Week 5: Work Day Casting & glazing Week 6: Glaze & Potluck!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Fees & class schedule: Class fees cover instructed class time (as listed in specific class schedule), use of tools and equipment, open studio hours, studio glazes and firing up to 25 lbs of clay. Additional work may be fired for a fee. Pottery class fees include 25 lbs of clay + wood classes include all lumber Classes are subject to change if minimum student quota isn't met (7 students). Class switches will only be available 1 week prior to the commencement of classes and based on the capacity of classes at time of request.​ Attendance: It is mandatory for all students who are new to the studio attend the first week of classes. No “make-up” classes are given but you're more than welcome to drop-in on another session if there is an opening or absence. For Adult classes, Kids must be 14-years old or older Personal belongings: Any items left behind 30-days after last class may be discarded without notice. Refund policy: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Refund or Credit (minus $20 processing fee) if a request for refund is received TWO WEEKS and only two weeks before the start of a class. Credit (no refund) with less the 48 hour notice ONLY if your spot can be filled. No refunds or credits after attending 1st class. Classes missed due to failure to attend, planned absences, minor illnesses or vacations will not be credited for future classes. One-Time class registrations such as Drop-In Clay or Friday Night Clay are considered final ONE WEEK before start of class. Open studio hours for students: Monday- Thursday: 10AM-6PM Friday & Saturday: 10AM-9PM Sunday 10AM-7:30PM (Hours subjected to change upon five days' notice)

Contact Details

  • 1431 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

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