CUPS: Mold Making and Slip Casting (CER2208.01)

Yoko Inoue

This is an introductory course of basic mold making and slip casting techniques for producing systemic components to create a series of functional ware. This course focuses on the development of design concepts through exploration of slip casting methods, application of alteration and assemblage techniques and experimentation of prototype makings to produce ceramic multiples (cups).

This course primarily puts emphasis on acquisition of sufficient skills for ceramic (mass-)production for utilitarian purposes. Basic preparation of the material, glaze application and firing techniques will be introduced. In order to develop conceptual framework and design thinking, several diverse assignments, including drawing projects and performative work, will be incorporated in to the class structure. Students are expected to conceive one final project based on a research assignment utilizing books in the collection of Crossett Library and materialize the idea into production.

Learning Outcomes:
- understanding ceramic process
- developing sufficient skills for production
- engaging fully with studio practices and establishing diligent work ethics

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Ceramics , Four Credit , Fully In-Person
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