Spode Mould Casting Workshop

Price

Free

Venue details
China Hall, Spode, Former Spode Works, Kingsway
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 1JB
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  • Visiting information
  • Opening hours during the festival:
    Mon - Sun: 10am - 5pm

Artist: Helen Morgan, Artist and Clay Comrade

Join us at the British Ceramics Biennial for a drop-in demonstration and workshop utilising moulds once used on the Spode production line. Learn about casting techniques used in production and how the moulds have been repurposed over the last few years at the British Ceramics Biennial Studio on the Spode site by artist, Helen Morgan, and other Clay Comrades. The Spode Casting workshop connects with Externalising the Archive by Neil Brownsword which is displayed on the Spode works site.

Give the moulds new life by using them to invent new shapes and functional objects by performing the different roles involved in the casting process and creating batches of parts for other participants to use. Alternatively you can drop in and out; decorating, casting and assembling pieces to make your own unique creation. Either way you will gain insight of the casting process, the Spode site and the community who regularly use it.

 

This workshop will roughly run begin every hour from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. 15 places are available for each session and places can be booked through the website. Drop ins are welcome if places haven’t been filled.