Ed Bentley is an award winning designer and product developer with 30 years experience working in the ceramic tableware, giftware and interior accessories industry.
He has extensive knowledge of and strong links with both the UK, European and USA market. Ed’s ceramic shape design and modelling skills have been used by brands such as Wedgwood, Steelite International, Portmeirion, Nick Munro, Lenox China USA and Royal Worcester. He is also closely working with artist Paul Scott in developing new shapes.
Ed Bentley will technically demonstrate and carefully take participants through each stage of the sledging and moulding process in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
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Plaster sledging is a modelling technique for making square, oval and irregular shapes from which to produce slip casting moulds for ceramic production.
Learn this technique of industrial standard plaster model-making and then take home slip casting moulds from which to replicate your work once fully dried out.
From a sketch/drawing a metal profile tool will be made, then a plaster template for the sledging tool to glide around while the plaster is still soft and malleable.
It’s a race against time, as the wet plaster will be hardening all the time! Once mastered, this technique will help to evolve new ideas from a sketch to a finished ceramic piece.
During the course participants will learn:
Plaster sledging to make positive models.
One part drop out mouldmaking.
The workshop language will be English.
COURSE FEE INCLUDES
Accommodation in a single room.
Materials and any firings you need for the course.
24 hour access to the studio.
We have a limited number of rooms with private shower and WC at a supplement cost of 24,000 huf.
REGISTER FOR THE COURSE
Please complete the online booking form
▶ BOOK FOR THE MASTERCOURSE
A 50% deposit is required upon acceptance to secure your place on the course. The balance may either be paid in advance or in cash on arrival at the studio.
Participants may have fifty per cent of the deposit refunded provided that we are notified 30 days before the start of the course. No refunds of deposits can be made after this deadline.
If we have to replace the course leader for any reason we guarantee the course will be held by a teach-er of similar qualification. You may choose to participate in the course or transfer the deposit to another course of your choice. If none of these options are to your satisfaction your full deposit will be refunded.
PREPARATION FOR THE COURSE
Participants should bring with them their small personal hand tools. Remember to pack them in your stowed luggage not in hand luggage for flying.
Notebook, or sketch pad and pencil.
Accommodation is in single rooms with shared bathroom and WC. Rooms are simply furnished with bed, desk, chairs, wardrobe and cupboard and supplied with clean bed-linen, pillows and towels. Artists have the use of modern, fully equipped kitchens with shared refrigerators, cookers and microwave ovens. All cups, plates, cooking pots, saucepans and cutlery is provided. There are spacious lounges and dining rooms. All accommodation is self catering.
We have a limited number of single en-suite rooms with their own shower and WC. If you require a single room with a private bathroom there is a supplement cost of 24,000 HUF for the course.
We have an extensive library of ceramic books and magazines as well as other art publications. There is wi-fi internet access in most areas. There is also a laundry facility with washers and dryer.
The studios will be available if you wish to continue making items, though these sessions will not be taught. Additional materials to those provided by the course may be purchased from the technicians.
The tutor instructs students in health and safety issues relevant to this course. Students may work unsupervised on agreed projects once they have satisfied the tutor as to their competence. There may be restrictions on the equipment available to students in the tutor’s absence.
All participants must be insured for medical and personal liability for the duration of their masterclass at ICS.
For EU citzens - please bring your EU Healthcard.
During the work period the ICS may document and publish the work of the artist in publications or on the ICS website.
ICS cannot offer storage for any artist’s works after the masterclass is completed.