Slip Casting & Smoke Firing
Mella Shaw

  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Duration: 4 Weeks / 10 Hours
  • Day/s: Tuesday
  • Course Fee: Full: £190 Concession: £171
  • Course Starts: 06/03/2018
  • Course Ends: 27/03/2018

Full: £190
Concession: £171

This course will teach basic skills in plaster mould-making and slip-cast ceramics and explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire.

Through the course you will learn how to:

  • Make plaster moulds from objects
  • Slip cast ceramics
  • Smoke fire ceramics
  • Decorate using masking techniques and create unique surface patterns

The smoke firing will take place at Edinburgh Sculpture on Saturday 14 April.

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: None

Included in the course price: Materials, Use of tools and 10.5 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.


Mella Shaw is an artist/maker using clay for her sculptural and installation work. With a background in Anthropology and documentary making Mella came to ceramics as a second career. Since graduating with an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art, London in 2013, Mella has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, with Solo shows in London and Stockholm.  Residencies include at the University of the Creative Arts – Farnham, Konstfack Institute – Stockholm and most recently at Time and Tide Museum – Great Yarmouth. In 2015 Mella was one of select group of artists chosen to represent the best of british making at the British Ceramics Biennial ‘AWARD’ exhibition, in Stoke-on-Trent

http://www.mellashaw.co.uk/