In today’s video, Holly demonstrates how to make a simple one-piece plaster mold using a thrown clay tumbler. Of course, you could make all sorts of things besides tumblers, but it’s a nice basic shape to start with, and once you make one, the possibilities will become endless. If you’ve never made a mold, this is a great way to get started.
Using Slip Casting, Handbuilding, Press Molding and Throwing Techniques to Create Complex Sculptures
Today we are giving a sneak peek of the upcoming November issue of Ceramics Monthly magazine, which features ceramic artist Valerie Zimany. Readers of Ceramics Monthly might remember Valerie’s work from the 2008 Emerging Artist issue back in May. Valerie creates her abstract ceramic sculpture using a variety of techniques and she explains those to us below. She also shares her a recipe for a “super-stick-em-up” slip, which really helps in assembling her complex pieces.
In this video, ceramic artist Holly Goring, demonstrates how to use the “sea level” method for mixing plaster. So you don’t have to take notes during the video, we’ve also posted 10 Steps for Success with Plaster and a Plaster to Water Mixing Chart for your reference.