Introduction to Slip Casting: Pouring, Processing and Finishing Techniques- February 18th 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


February 18th
Sunday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Uncover the magic of slip—liquid clay—and explore its potential for crafting intricately detailed ceramics. The workshop will kick off with a comprehensive lesson on the attributes, preparation, and desired consistency of casting slip. With expert guidance, you will engage in the hands-on process of pouring slip and processing cups manually. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the techniques of extracting vessels without warping or tearing, refining seams, and adding personalized touches. As the workshop draws to a close, we will explore methods to control thickness, adding colorants using mason/ferro stains, and briefly touch upon tools to aid in processing slip-covered pieces for consistently exceptional outcomes.

This workshop caters to both newcomers unfamiliar with clay and enthusiasts keen on cultivating a well-rounded understanding of ceramics. No previous experience is not required—just bring your enthusiasm, a readiness to learn, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and dirty!

Instructor Bio

John Campbell

John has been a full-time production potter in the Dallas area for 4 years. His work focuses on clean, consistent and functional forms. John is incredibly passionate about teaching ceramics whether it be introducing someone to the processes for the first time or sharing a new perspective on the craft with those who are more familiar with clay.