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Mould Making and Casting: An Introduction

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Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

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Break the mould! Try your hand at the techniques of plaster moulding and  slip casting as practised by sculptors, prop-makers and designers.

Introduction to mould making and casting is designed for people with clay experience who want to expand their ceramic knowledge and skills. 

This workshop will teach you all the basic skills for mould making and slip casting ceramic items from found objects / models. You will be guided step by step through each process and the casting process will be explained and demonstrated - people who want to refresh their mould-making and casting skills are also welcome.

The workshops can be tailored to your specific projects, needs and goals.

At the end of this workshop you will understand the principles of mould making and casting and have produced a plaster mould for slip casting.

Materials and aprons will be provided, if possible please bring a face mask
 (FFP3 is recommended).

What I'll learn

You will be taught the basics of plaster mould making using found objects, how to set up your mould and how to correctly mix and pour plaster.

These can be single piece moulds for slab work, drop-out-moulds and multiple piece moulds for casting. 


How I'll learn

Theory and practical lessons with demonstrations and a chance to practice specific techniques in small groups.

You will learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • formal instruction
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience


Entry Requirements

No previous experience of mould making or casting is required, but a general understanding of working with ceramic materials is required.

City of Oxford College offer a broad range of ceramic courses on different levels. 


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.