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Ceramics OER Workshop

Learn how to slipcast and colour porcelain tableware during our OER workshops. We will provide all molds and materials for you to work with, to make a small set of porcelain tableware.

During the course we will work with iron ore slib, a raw material locally harvested in Vessem (Noord Babrant, NL) and normally discarded during the process of filtering our tap water. Our tap water is extracted from sources of dozens of meters deep, and is about 1000 of years old. Most of the oxygen in the water is already disappeared, and metals like manganese and iron are dissolved. It is here where centuries ago the Romans harvested iron ore in order to make knives and axes. And nowadays for us the perfect place to harvest the iron ore slib to develop our project ‘Oer’. We visited the place several times and took samples of different residues, of which we made colour and materials tests, each time in different proportions to develop different colors and clay bodies.

During the workshop you are going to work with some of these colours and one clay body. You will learn how to slip cast and colour porcelain tableware by using the iron ore slib.

The course will take 3,5 hours

Morning course: 09:30 – 13:00
Afternoon course: 14:00 – 17:30

09:30 – 10:00 or 14:00- 14:30
Introduction to our studio and an inspiration talk about the Oer project. Including an explanation about the raw material, iron ore slib, you are going to work with. 

10:00 – 11:00 or 14:30 – 15:30u
Slip casting the developed clay body into plaster molds and learn how to use transparent glaze. We will provide 3 plaster molds per person and ready to use porcelain clay, coloured with pigments extracted from the iron ore slib. You will slip cast 1 cup, 1 bowl and 1 plate. After casting the objects we will learn you how to glaze (with transparant glossy glaze) the inside of a cup, bowl and plate.

11:00 (till 13:00) or 15:30 (till 17:30)
This part of the course will be all about colouring white biscuit fired porcelain. Choose your own colours (we developed three recipes) and feel free to mix them. By using very simple color techniques, such as dipping, spray paint and masking you will color a set of 1 cup, 1 bowl and 1 plate.

After the course we will carefully glaze and fire all your items, ready for shipping or pick them up at the studio.

  • At NulZes, Eindhoven, NL

  • By Lotte de Raadt & Kirstie van Noort

  • Insight in colouring and slip casting porcelain clay by using plaster molds

  • After the course you are the proud owner of 2 cups, 2 bowls and 2 plates (and you have the basic knowledge on how to expand your own collection)

  • 175 euro per person, excluding shipping costs

  • 3 persons per course max.

SKU: 500 Category:



Additional information

Weight 1.0 kg
OER Ceramics Course

March 13 09:30 – 13:00, March 13 14:00 – 17:30, March 14 09:30 – 13:00, March 14 14:00 – 17:30