March | Two Day | Introduction to Slip Casting | Kate O'Kelly

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March | Two Day | Introduction to Slip Casting | Kate O'Kelly

210.00

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th, March 2019

10am - 5pm

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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Participants will explore the industrial process of Slip casting with porcelain using pre made molds exploring form and surface design.

Day one will include a slip casting demo and students will have the opportunity to cast from a selection of shapes and forms.

On day two we will explore  processes such a surface design, assemblement and altering casts. Kate will fire and glaze all participant work in her studio ready for collection from the Schoolhouse for Art.

A model and mold making demo will also be shown for students interested in learning how to create their own molds.

The course will introduce participants to the techniques and skills needed to form a model, make a plaster mold from that model and produce slip cast objects from that mold. Surface decoration and Glazing will be also be covered along with experimental approaches to casting with coloured or marbled slip.

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ABOUT KATE

Kate O’Kelly is an Irish maker, working primarily with ceramics, slip casting and model making.

Since graduating from NCAD in 2013 O’Kelly received awards including Future Makers Innovation Award, Future Maker Practitioner Award, the Golden Fleece Merit prize and the RDS Emerging Maker award in 2017.

With an interest in the use of digital technology within craft practices Kate has been developing new processes for model making. With over 7 years experience teaching various levels within education and learning programs she is a welcome asset to the Schoolhouse for Art. She is currently based at Glendarragh Studios in Wicklow.

Kates practice is centred on process and material, in particular the use of digital tools and technologies combined with traditional techniques. She is passionate about the material she works with, and is continuously developing new tools and processes, exploring its versatility.

Combining traditional materials and techniques such as porcelain and sip casting, with new technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting is part of her ongoing research. Kate is a highly skilled and motivated practitioner, dedicated to the field of Ceramic Art and Design.

She has 5 years experience working within these discipline as both a professional craftsperson and educator. Since graduating she has actively pursued new opportunities to develop her practice and broaden her skills and knowledge of ceramics as a material, through a varied range of experiences. These include a number of residencies, lecturing and prototyping for industry.

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