Slip Casting and Slip Creation with Sarah Dewhurst

Two Day Creative Course

24 and 31 August 2022



Gift vouchers available

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Download our Ceramic Studio Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use.
Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+, all levels of experience

What will be covered in the class?
Slip casting is the technique used in the ceramic industry to create multiple identical pieces which can then be decorated. In this day workshop, you will learn how to turn clay into casting slip; before using this slip to cast ceramic items and learning techniques to decorate and personalise your creations. Choose from range of plaster moulds available in our ceramics studio, including mugs, bowls and egg cups to specialist ornamental items.

Workshop 1: learn the slip casting technique and cast your items

Your artworks will then be bisque fired for you in our kilns

Workshop 2: Decorate your slip cast times with a range of colour and glazing techniques

What will students leave the class with?
Students will leave with 2-3 decorated slip cast pieces. The items will be glazed fired after the second workshop ready for you to collect at a later date.
What will I need to bring?
All materials and tools are included. You may wish to bring a sketchbook to draw designs and make notes. Aprons or coveralls should be worn at all times, along with hair-ties and closed-toe shoes.

Ceramics Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).

In an effort to make our site more environmentally friendly, we ask that students respect our wishes to reduce the amount of uncollected / unwanted work at the end of term.

Sarah Dewhurst is a freelance, maker, crafter and ceramicist.

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* We offer a limited number of spaces on each course at a 30% discount for those in receipt of income support such as Universal Credit and Carers Allowance. Please contact us directly for to obtain a discount code to apply at checkout. (Proof of eligibility required).
Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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