The Design Files and Emma Jimson

The Design Files, in collaboration with The Regional Centre for Culture 2018 came to Pom-me-granite Studios to make a short video celebrating makers living and working in regional Victoria. It was an utter thrill for me to meet and watch work the fabulous Lucy Feagins, Jason Tseng and Emily Weaving and share my life and passion for porcelain and plaster. Thank you, I am so grateful for the experience.

2018 workshop details and dates

Join professional ceramicist Emma Jimson as she opens her stunning studio to students.

In this picturesque and personal setting, your creativity will be fostered and expertly guided as you expand your clay and plaster knowledge.

Warning - plaster is addictive! 

Workshop 1

mould making and slip casting

3 days - Saturday and Sunday, plus a Saturday three weeks later

You will:

  • Lose yourself as you play with clay!
  • Design your quintessential cup or small form, and create your model in clay.
  • Construct your own working 'drop-out' plaster mould from your model with an inbuilt spare.
  • Design and make your own signature stamp to impress your work.
  • Talk about slip and learn to use it for casting (your mould will still be wet, but you can practice on mine)
  • While you go away for 3 weeks, your moulds will dry and I will cast them 4 times in porcelain.
  • Learn the basics of surface decoration and glazing techniques and use your individual style to embellish your cups.
  • (Finished works can be collected or posted three weeks from the end of class)

Dates: 2018

May 12th & 13th, plus June 2nd

OR

August 11th & 12th, plus September 1st 2018

10 - 5pm

Maximum of 6 students - we will reschedule if there are insufficient numbers

Details:

$350 - includes all materials, four finished and fired forms, your signature stamp and working mould. Morning and afternoon tea provided but please bring your own lunch.

Pom-me-granite Studios - Pastoria East, Macedon Ranges, 3444

Please email emma@pommegranite.com.au for more info or to secure your place.


Workshop 2

hump moulds for production

One day workshop

You will:

  • Lose yourself as you play with clay!
  • Learn about hump moulds and use a provided form and slabs to create a set of 4 small bowls.
  • Construct your own plaster hump mould using one of 3 methods demonstrated.
  • Learn the basics of surface decoration and glazing techniques and use your individual style to embellish your bowls.
  • (I will fire and glaze your bowls, and finished works can be collected or posted three weeks from the end of class)

Dates: 2018

Sat June 9th, 2018

OR

Sat September 8th, 2018

OR

Sat October 20th, 2018

10 - 5pm

Maximum of 6 students - we will reschedule if there are insufficient numbers

Details:

$150 - includes all materials, four finished and fired bowls, a working hump mould plus morning and afternoon tea. Please bring your own lunch.

Pom-me-granite Studios - Pastoria East, Macedon Ranges, 3444

Please email emma@pommegranite.com.au for more info or to secure your place.


Workshop 3

multiple part mould making and slip casting

4 days - Saturday and Sunday, plus a Saturday and Sunday 2 weeks later

You will:

  • Lose yourself as you play with clay!
  • Design a small form that will need a two part mould, and create your model in clay.
  • Construct your own working plaster mould from your model with an inbuilt spare.
  • Design and make your own signature stamp to impress your work.
  • Talk about slip and learn to use it for casting your forms in the mould.
  • Learn the basics of surface decoration and glazing techniques and use your individual style to embellish your forms.
  • (Finished works can be collected or posted three weeks from the end of class)

Dates: 2018

October 13th, 14th and October 27th, 28th, 2018

10 - 5pm - previous mould making experience recommended

Maximum of 6 students - we will reschedule if there are insufficient numbers

Details:

$395 - includes all materials, four finished and fired forms, your signature stamp and working mould. Morning and afternoon tea provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Pom-me-granite Studios - Pastoria East, Macedon Ranges, 3444

Please email emma@pommegranite.com.au for more info or to secure your place.