About the Course
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Sept 10-11 (Tue-Wed)
Host: Ed Bentley
Duration: 2 days
Places are restricted to a maximum of 8 to ensure sufficient one-to-one attention. Please bring: Small object for casting (see course description), towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your finished moulds home (e.g. cardboard crate)
Ed Bentley is an award-winning shape designer and product developer with over 30 years experience within the global ceramic industry. Ed teaches at degree level nationally and runs his own mould-making courses from his workshop in Staffordshire. This two-day intermediate level hands-on course will guide you through the process of plaster mould making for slip casting. Fast-paced and informal, Ed will demonstrate various techniques from the preparation of a shape to produce in ceramic to the making of a plaster mould from this shape. A slipcasting demonstration will also be given together with the opportunity to practice this technique using ready-made moulds. On the first day please bring with you an object you would like to make a mould from, if you can visualise making a one or two part mould from it and its no larger than approximately 20cm it should be ideal. At the end of the course you can then take your completed mould home to dry out before taking slip-casts from it.
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What's included in the price?
Course materials, lunch, refreshments, preferential discounts against all of our products.
Good course. Puts you on the right path with plenty of demos, plenty of humour, lots of hands on experience. Very relaxed atmosphere allowing your confidence to grow.
DAVID - - #15493
Response from Potclays Ltd.:Many thanks for your review, David! Look forward to seeing you again at Potclays soon.
Learnt loads and really enjoyed the class set up. Good mix of information and practical experience. Thanks potclays and Ed.
Karen - - #9472
I wanted to learn how to make moulds and was not disappointed. Ed is amazing with his depth of knowledge and give great advice and tuition. I would highly reccomend this course to any one wanting to learn this topic in depth. Brilliant!
Kim - - #5131
As complete mould making novices, and having never been on a course at Potclays we did feel a bit apprehensive before arriving. But the staff made us very welcome and Ed swiftly put us at ease. We have now successfully used our moulds and have spent the last couple of days making more. All in all a very rewarding day worth every penny. If you book yourself on the course be sure to pre order clay and a bag of plaster to take away with you. Thank you Ed and Potclays we will definitely be back.
Sue and Charley - - #419
I had a great day. The course was a brilliant introduction to mould making. Ed demonstrated various techniques, encouraged each of us in our own attempts and was generous with helpful advice and experience to ensure each of us produced our own mould/s. My mould is nearly dry enough to be used.
The Potclays team were, as ever, extremely helpful and provided a great lunch and break-time refreshments!
Niky - - #418
Course: Educational, useful, valuable.
General: Well tutored. Good fun.
Food: Surprisingly good.
Recommendation: Have already recommended it to many.
Margaret - - #414
This course was both great fun and very useful. It catered very well for a wide range of experience. Ed did a brilliant job of working with all the attendees on an individual basis, interspersed with appropriate demonstrations for the group. The course delivered exactly what it promised and was good value for money. As usual the catering was well up to the outstanding Potclays tradition!
Mike - - #412
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