Instructor: Pierluigi Pompei
Date: 10 and 11 October 2020 from 09.00-17.00
Number of applicants: maximum 10, minimum 8*
Cost: €395 including lunch, materials and VAT
Language: English and Dutch
Experience in creating simple moulds required
Multi-part mould making of complex shapes for ceramics is a specific process. We will look at it in depth, tackling all the common problems.
In this masterclass you will learn to make a multi-part mould of a complex shape. With a mould you can identically reproduce an object. The Masterclass will start with a theoretical part, followed by a practical part in which all participants create their own multi-part (at least 3 parts) mould of a complex shape. The masterclass concludes with a moment to discuss your own brought complex shapes, how to make the mould for it and other questions.
Subjects discussed in the masterclass include;
Difference between common mould and moulds for ceramics
Different kinds of plaster and their suitability
Creating the right mixture of plaster and calculating the needed amount of plaster
Recognizing where the parting lines should be
Build up of the mould
Casting process and finishing techniques
Use of the right tools
Creating a mother mould for reproduction
Pierluigi Pompei (Rome, 1969) studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome, department of sculpture, where he graduated cum laude in 1993.
In 1995 he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. In 1998 he completed his studies at the department of sculpture.
Since 2007 he teaches at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and works as an advisor at Sundoymorning@ekwc in the plaster and mould-making department.
* Sundaymorning@ekwc reserves the right to cancel the masterclass if there are not enough attendees. Already applied participants will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.