Slow Clay Centre the Positive Negative Irianna Kanellopoulou Workshop

Slow Clay Centre the Positive Negative Irianna Kanellopoulou Workshop

Join acclaimed Melbourne ceramic artist Irianna Kanellopoulou for this demonstration workshop. Irianna will reveal the step-by-step the process of making a two-piece plaster mould that can be used for slip-casting multiple ceramic objects. She will also demonstrate slip-casting from a mould and the cherry on the cake is her unique method for individualising her moulded and slip-cast pieces!Moulds to cast ceramics enable objects to be made that are not limited to the concentric and can be designed to take fine details and unusual forms. Mould-making for slip casting was developed in the 18th century as a method of attaining exact replicas of shapes thereby freeing industry from the limitations of training artisans in hand production techniques. It is also a wonderful skill to aid the ceramic artist in pursuing forms that can be repeated perfectly in multiples. In Irianna's case, she takes the standard to another level entirely as no two pieces are ever the same! Her unique method uses the industrial technique to make one-off art pieces! Irianna sources a variety of found objects to create composite forms from her slip casts. She is a truly unique and inspiring artist with a meticulous and inventive approach."In my work, narratives explore issues of identity and (dis)placement through a transformation of images and found objects outside of their initial intent and purpose. The featured protagonists unveil a microcosmos of masked identities, fragmented conversations and fleeting moments. Deliberately shifting relationships between human and animal qualities, the figure becomes a cultural object that projects a narrative of a 'new and improved' reality; a super reality."Irianna Kanellopoulou is an award winning artist and shows with Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.Students will see Irianna demonstrating how to:
  • make a two-piece mould
  • assess appropriate materials to use as a positive
  • assess an undercut for easy release of the negative
  • make registration/key marks
  • mix and pour plaster
  • slip cast and release from a mould
  • All levels, including beginners, welcome!
  • Please note due to limited class sizes we do not give refunds if you change your mind! You are welcome to pass your booking on to a friend!