During this course, Kevin Morris will introduce you to the basics of mould making and casting using clay and plaster. Exploring themes and techniques present in his own work, you will use a combination of found, gathered and brought objects to produce simple textured tiles/forms. These forms will go on to be used to cast low-level plaster reliefs/one piece sprig moulds as well as multiple clay forms. Following this Kevin will provide an introduction to slip casting, a method of making ceramic objects using liquid clay and multiple piece plaster moulds. You will complete your ceramic objects using a range of slip decoration and finishing techniques and they will be fired for collection after the course.
Kevin Andrew Morris (b. Aberdeen, UK) graduated with BA Hons in Ceramic Design in 2010 from The Glasgow School of Art. He has gone on to exhibit his work nationally and internationally as well as curate and work with a range of artists, institutions and various public projects. He was selected for the Glasgow Life Visual Arts and Crafts Mentoring award (2014), and his work was featured as part of the Tallinn Applied Art Triennial The Art of Collecting in Estonia (2013). He has undertaken residencies at The Scottish Sculpture Workshop (2012), and with Djim Bergner in Eindhoven (2011).