I will be teaching a casting workshop for Papermakers of Victoria on the 11th and 12th October at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
These are some things you can do with the techniques, I made the boxes for a commission a couple of years ago and I regularily make brooches similar to the ones below. If you are interested in doing the workshop have a look at the Papermakers Website for the form.
Here is the blurb:
Learn how to design clay pieces for casting in plaster and how to carve plaster to make low relief artworks. Then learn several ways to bring out the best in your pieces with paint and dye.
Day one will be spent making a clay maquette and casting it in plaster. Then a slab of plaster will be carved to produce a low relief design which could be used for a book cover, card or a brooch. Paper will be cast into both pieces and left to dry overnight.
On day two the casts will be dried off completely and either painted or sprayed with paper dyes to pick up the design. More paper casts will be taken and there will be the opportunity to make changes to the casts if needed.
Materials fee $5 per student