Slip cast ceramic bowls

This bowl has been made by slip casting the various components separately. When they’ve dried out a little bit you then  assemble them together inside a press mold. It is a fun and very rewarding way to work because you can create the most intricate pieces that are both light and structurally sound. And of course you can use the method for creating sculptures and other art objects as well.

Another lizard bowl with different oxides and glazes.
I am sure that everyone has their own method of slip casting, but this is a post showing a bit about how I work myself and how I teach the method in my ceramic workshops

I will soon upload the new ceramic workshop diary, but please visit my website to find out more about the courses I run from my studio in Hastings.


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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6 Responses to Slip cast ceramic bowls

  1. Mondrak says:

    Just seen that you live on the south coast near London. What town? As I am on the south(east) coast as well.

    Also, did your customer like the bowls you made for them?


    • Anna says:

      Hastings! And you?
      Still haven’t heard from Bryan and Susan! So not sure. They live in Tunbridge Wells. They’d better contact me sooon cos’ I’ve got itchy fingers to do more stuff to the bowls and who knows where they end up, colour wise unless I’m told to Step Away From That Bowl!


      • Mondrak says:

        I’m in Dover, although I do head to Hastings a couple of times a year if I can. y son likes the race track.

        I hope you hear from them soon, they are fantastic bowls.


      • Anna says:

        Race track?
        Glad you like the bowls – but you see, a leeedle bit more yellow here, and a taad o’ green there may make all the diff’rence!


      • Mondrak says:

        The go-kart track on the front. He loves racing in them. Next time I head to Hastings – should be in the Summer Holidays, I’ll see about coming in your shop.


  2. Anna says:

    Lol, I don’t run a shop! The First Sight Gallery on High Street exhibit some of my work, though.


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