Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)
Date: April 24 & May 1, 2021 (Saturdays, 2 classes)
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask
Fee: $50.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members)

The slump mold is a great way to make bowls without using a pottery wheel or using the pinch-pot method. The molds are super easy to make and well worth the time. The idea behind using a slump mold is that you drape the clay over the top edge of a container. As such, the clay slab sags into the center of the container to create a nice even shape. 

Class 1: The Instructor will give a brief demo on how slump molds work. Students will roll out clay and use the bowl-shaped molds to create their own work.

Class 2: The Instructor will give a brief demo on how to glaze bisque ware. Students will choose glazes or any other decorative pieces they would like to add and then glaze their work.

Tuition fees include the use of all tools, equipment, glazes, firings and clay.

Solskin (SKE) Brask is a ceramicist and illustrator. After graduating from OCAD University they have been accepted under the year long emerging artist residency. They combine elements of illustration, fibre, clay and other found materials to create a visual language exploring the themes of identity and gender, Solskin is influenced by intersections of identity and shared memory. Using bright colours, textures and bold shapes, Solskin creates work that is politically charged, yet holds space for abstract and hidden messages. 

**Advanced registration for members only begins March 29**

General registration for non members begins April 12.