5th October 2015
slipcasting is a means of mass producing pottery items, however the road to mass production is long. First you need to make a pattern (in my case I turned a piece of timber on the laithe. This shape is made to ergonomically fit my hand) then you make a mould of plaster (in my case its a 3 part mould to accommodate for an insunk base), then you can pour the slip into the mould. The slip at the edge hardens as the mould “soaks” up the moisture. This thin shape is later fired.