The workshop will aim to cover the principles of making:
1. A two piece plaster mould, from a choice or combination of either found or modelled objects. Determining the parting line and registration of the mould pieces is essential to the success of this type of moulding.
2. A plaster backup mould from an object of your making. This mould combines plaster, clay and Gelflex which is a hot-melt
PVC moulding rubber that can be reused. It can produce good detail and cope with undercuts in the master
pattern. Castings from the mould can be made from a variety materials.
Safe workshop practice will be covered.
It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear.
Course cost: £240
Course dates: Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 2016
Course times: 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Number of places available: 12
Tutor: Phillip White. Phillip is a sculptor and a painter and has spent many years working as a tutor and technician in Fine Art eduction (UAL). At Camberwell College of Arts Phillip was able to embed a sand casting process in the foundry related practices alongside the established lost wax method of casting.