Introduction to Mold Making and Slip Casting (CER2208.01)

Yoko Inoue

This is an introductory course for basic mold making and slip casting techniques to be able to produce multiple sculptural modules in ceramics for an installation or to design a series of functional ware. This course focuses on the development of design concepts through exploration of various methods, such as applying alteration techniques and experimenting with prototype making using non-clay materials. Basic preparation of the material, glaze application and firing techniques will be introduced. Assemblage techniques to achieve more complex structural forms will be incorporated in some assignments. Students are expected to conceive one final project based on a research assignment. Drawing practices will be incorporated throughout this course to develop conceptual approaches and skills for organizing ideas.

Learning Outcomes:
- This course primarily aims to develop the students’ technical proficiency in plaster mold making, material preparation, porcelain slip casing production, and glaze application.
- To expand the student’s research capabilities for designing objects that reflect historical, socio-political and cultural contexts.
- To develop a conceptual approach and conceive a final project based on research and comprehensive drawing.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
Th 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Ceramics , Fully In-Person