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Workshops

 
 

a passion for

plaster

and porcelain

Pom-me-granite workshops are held in a working ceramics studio in an inspiring rural setting.

You’ll meet like minded souls and gain confidence through gentle guidance and experimentation.

Classes cater for absolute beginners through to professional potters seeking to incorporate plaster moulds into their ceramic practice.

Beautiful handmade ceramics are not something to be stored in the cupboard for special occasions - they can be used every day to bring pleasure and remind us of our connection to the earth.

The studio in winter

The studio in winter

Such a pleasure making with your guidance and in the company of other makers in your studio. Thank you for the experience! - Milica

Emma teaches two plaster processes

Student work using a hump mould to make a small bowl with a grass seed imprint.

Student work using a hump mould to make a small bowl with a grass seed imprint.

hump moulds

A slab of clay draped over the plaster mould, shaped by hand and left to firm up. Once removed, the process can be repeated.

A student designed a pouring bowl in clay, made a working plaster mould and slip cast it 4 times.

A student designed a pouring bowl in clay, made a working plaster mould and slip cast it 4 times.

mould making and slip casting

A model in clay is used to make a plaster mould that gets completely filled with slip (liquid clay) and left for a set time. The plaster absorbs water from the slip and a film of clay builds up at all points of contact. Once emptied the mould is left to drain and the clay to firm up. Once removed, the process can be repeated.


hump moulds - beautiful bowls

1-day workshop + an optional 3-hour glazing session

You will learn to:

  • make a set of 4 bowls using hump moulds

  • make your own plaster hump mould using 1 of 3 demonstrated techniques

  • glaze your bisque fired bowls - or Emma will glaze them for you (same cost)

Workshop fee includes:

  • 4 finished and fired porcelain bowls

  • your plaster hump mould

  • morning and afternoon tea

Fee:

  • $195 - maximum of 6 people per class

Dates:

  • February 23rd 2019 - with an optional glazing session March 16th

  • June 1st 2019 - with an optional glazing session June 15th

  • October 19th 2019 - with an optional glazing session November 9th

Location and times:

  • All workshops are held at Pom-me-granite Studios in Pastoria East.

  • Please arrive for a 9am start. We will finish at 5pm.


mould making and slip casting

3-day workshop set over 3 consecutive weekends

You will learn to:

  • create an original form in clay

  • make a plaster mould

  • slip cast your forms

  • glaze your forms

Workshop fee includes:

  • 4 finished and fired slip cast forms

  • your working plaster mould

  • your signature stamp

  • morning and afternoon tea

Fee:

  • $450 - maximum 4 people per class

Dates:

  • August 17th, 24th and 31st, 2019

Location and times:

  • All workshops are held at Pom-me-granite Studios in Pastoria East.

  • Please arrive for a 9am start. We will finish at 5pm.

A video showing the slip cast caul bowl being removed from its mould.